Business programme

Volunteering to Launch a Career and Join the Corporate World

05 Jun , 12:00–13:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Pavilion G, conference hall G7

Volunteering offers the chance to demonstrate key skills to employers, such as time planning, task management, teamwork, and a willingness to accept responsibility. Experience has shown that the most effective corporations are those guided by corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR) principles, and a strong corporate governance system is key to attracting investment and adapting to micro- and macro-level changes. Likewise, CSR principles can help increase loyalty among customers, employees, and other stakeholders, and these principles can make a company more competitive on both the domestic and international market. Volunteers have the opportunity to meet people, learn about the work involved at a company and in specific positions, and find out about potential career prospects. They also gain a better understanding of various roles and responsibilities. Volunteering in the corporate sector can help build enduring ties with government bodies, local communities, and the media. What part can volunteering programmes play in an HR strategy? Is it essential to publicize volunteering projects in order to build a positive image in society? What successful practices regarding volunteering in the corporate sphere have already been put in place?

Artem Metelev, Chairman of the Council, Association of Volunteer Centers; Founder, DOBRO.RU

Yulia Alekseeva, Head of Social Development Department, Russian Railways
Darya Bobrova, Communications and Public Affairs Lead Russia, Ukraine and CIS, Johnson & Johnson
Ekaterina Dragunova, Chairperson, Moscow Committee on Public Relations and Youth Policy
Anna Zhigulskaya, Head of the project office for internal communications and corporate social responsibility, Rosatom
Antonina Priezzheva, Head of HR and Administrative Directorate, Gazprom-Media
Anna Semerikova, Director, Charity and Volunteer Projects, KFC in Russia

Front row participants
Anastasia Salnikova, Head of Internal Communications Department, HR and Social Unit, Russian Post
Anastasia Timoshina, Corporate Affairs Director, Mars Petcare Russia