For more than a decade, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, has supported the mission of VolunteerConnect, most recently focusing on finding new ways to engage its employees in skills-based volunteerism and nonprofit board service. “We have a workforce that is passionate about community service. They want to give back,” says Peg Forrestel, Director of Community Affairs for Janssen.
Through VolunteerConnect’s innovative BoardConnect training program, several of Janssen’s employees are now serving on nonprofit boards. “VolunteerConnect provides our employees with the knowledge and resources they need to serve on boards with confidence,” says Ms. Forrestel. “Together with VolunteerConnect, we are making our community stronger.”
In a recent volunteerism survey conducted by Johnson & Johnson, more than 50 percent of Janssen employee respondents expressed interest in serving on a board