Brandon, FL – Each year ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work® program connects thousands of national and local not-for-profit organizations throughout the U.S. with injured employees who are able to perform light duty work. These injured employees provide valuable services for their local not-for-profit organizations while remaining connected to their employer and earning wages.
Not-for-profits around the country benefit ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program by having a steady source of volunteers to help them in their missions. Transition2Work participants help through a variety of tasks not-for-profits need done daily like answering phones, handling administrative tasks, sorting donations, or assisting customers. ReEmployAbility’s nationwide not-for-profit partner network is more than 40,000 strong and includes a broad range of organizations such as those supporting disaster relief, social issues, and veterans.
In the first half of 2022 alone, participants in the program working at not-for-profits contributed over 800,000 volunteer hours to organizations around the country. This had an estimated economic impact valued at approximately $23 million! This estimate is based on the value of an hour of volunteer time published by www.independentsector.org and used by the U.S. government agency, Corporation for National and Community Service.
So far in 2022, ReEmployAbility has placed Transition2Work participants with not-for-profit organizations in all 50 states. Injured workers who participate complete a variety of light duty assignments that are within their medical restrictions while at their local not-for-profit.
These assignments are an extension of their employer’s return-to-work program and ensure the injured worker remains connected to their employer and their community. Often, participants complete special projects that the not-for-profit would not otherwise have had the time or resources to accomplish. To date, Transition2Work participants have contributed over 15.4 million volunteer hours to local & national not-for-profit organizations across the country.