Renovation Home Depot FoundationIn Minneapolis, employees at the U.S. Bank can draw up to 16 hours of pay per year for doing things like serving breakfast to the homeless or reading to kids, and this kind of thing is happening at lots of other companies nationwide.

Volunteer programs can help make workers feel more engaged — and keep them from quitting, which is costly.

That’s a big deal at a time when many employees are unhappy with their jobs.

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Photo credit: Home Depot employees renovate a property

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