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SOURCE: Athena Software
Waterloo Region software company Athena Software creates internal program to encourage employees to volunteer in the community.
Waterloo, ON (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Athena Software is rewarding their employees for giving back to the community.
The Waterloo, Ont.-based creators of the Penelope case management software application recently implemented a company-wide program to provide new professional development opportunities to employees through volunteering.
This employer-sponsored volunteering benefit allows workers to spend four hours per month volunteering in communities in and around Waterloo Region while having that time credited against their regular work hours.
The volunteer program will allow Athena employees to share their related job skills with the types of non-profit organizations the company's Penelope case management application was designed to help, allowing employees the opportunity to not only help out in the community but enhance their knowledge about the kinds of organizations that use the software.
"Employer-supported volunteering aligns well with Athena's goals to create positive social change through the delivery of quality products and professional services, supporting organizations in the mental health and social service sectors across the globe," said Diane Stanley-Horn, director of business development at Athena.
"So much of what we do is delivered by way of telecommunications and the Internet, which is great from an environmental standpoint but does not provide much opportunity to meet with people face-to-face. This is a great opportunity to give back locally and further enhance our appreciation for the real work accomplished by our clients."
Athena Software employees have been encouraged to use the resources provided by the Volunteer Action Centre, a Kitchener, Ont.-based organization dedicated to connecting volunteers with organizations in need of assistance.
Athena Software (http://www.athenasoftware.net) is a global case management solution provider soon to be based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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