For several years now, the Centre de bénévolat et moisson Laval has been adapting to significant changes in volunteering. We have therefore undertaken to involve corporate employee groups on a larger scale to help us in our mission. In 2021, more than 38 companies lent a hand to our organization for a total of 612 volunteer hours. The impact of these groups on our Center is extremely significant.
There are multiple areas of involvement of corporate volunteers within our organization: work and production in the garden, sorting of perishable and non-perishable goods, maintenance of fresh produce boxes, operations related to food processing, and operations for the maintenance of the landscaping. Increasingly, the presence of business groups is encouraging greater citizen participation.
In these groups, we find a great cultural diversity and the possibility for newcomers to get involved in the community.