Fourth Protiviti Day of Service donates 2,200 hours to community work

31 July 2017 Consultancy.uk

More than 850 people, interns, staff and clients, have helped local non-profit organisations by participating in Protiviti’s US Intern Day of Service. The event which took place across 25 US cities saw the firm's i hunger project serve more than 200,000 meals to those in need. In total around 2,200 hours were donated.

The advisory industry has the capacity and knowledge base to be able to serve a wide range of industries. In most instances, firms charge hefty fees for their services, which, in some instances, would blow the budget of smaller organisations.

While SMEs, as a result, are dependent on smaller consulting firms, larger firms are increasingly offering their expertise to charity organisations pro bono, as a form of corporate social responsibility. The net effect tends to be positive for both parties, the charity is provided with expertise, the consultant broadens their experience, while the consultancy gains various positive corporate responsibility outcomes.

Protiviti hosts US Intern Day of Service

To support charities across 25 US cities, Protiviti has continued to offer free labour to good causes, as the professional services group. Protiviti’s fourth annual US Intern Day of Service saw summer interns join more than 600 regular staff and clients, so that a total of 850 participants could serve charities up and down the country.

Through the event, around 2,200 hours were provided to a wide range of charities, while around 15 of the firm’s offices took part in its ‘i hunger’ programme. The project has now delivered more than 4.5 million meals in total, 200,000 of which were served on the 2017 Day of Service. Food was catered across the country to those in need, in the initiative which targets ending world hunger. 

Meanwhile, the firm’s Boston arm served various charity organisations directly; its Los Angles office supported the clean up of Venice Beach; while its office in St. Louis joined various groups, such as Build a Bear. Thanks to the continued success of the Intern Day of Service, the event has remained a key component of Protiviti's summer internship programme.

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