Donna OKell, I was delighted to have read her LinkedIn post today as it's great to feel I am no longer a lone wolf and at risk of alienating those who mean so well yet never get to realise their good intentions could be put to such better use..

I also believe employee volunteering could really make a huge difference and welcome any efforts to make it more effective for all parties. However, funding for it and enabling the infrastructure to support it is currently what has been largely missing and is probably why we have yet to see it deliver on its full potential.