To meet the current needs of the communities where we live and work, Kohl’s has launched an hourly program for events that have taken place since August 2, 2020. This program has been extended and remains in place until further notice. This program provides associates safe and flexible ways to volunteer individually or in a small group. For every volunteer hour tracked by each associate, Kohl’s will make a donation to the benefitting 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In order to create a Kohl’s volunteer event, causes must use the updated share-key: community (valid as of January 30th, 2022).
Hourly Volunteer Program Highlights
- The hourly volunteer program applies to events that have taken place since August 2, 2020, and will remain in place until further notice.
- Reward Structure
- For every volunteer hour tracked by each associate, Kohl’s will donate $25 to the benefitting nonprofit organization.
- The minimum time commitment to be eligible for a volunteer reward has been lowered to one hour; instead of a three-hour commitment.
- The minimum number of Kohl’s volunteers needed to be eligible for a volunteer reward has been lowered to one associate; instead of five volunteers.
Do the Kohl’s Associates Need to Do Anything After the Opportunity Has Been Complete?
Following your volunteer event, it is mandatory for the associates to confirm their volunteer hours (track their time) through the Kohl's Cares portal, which is a portal exclusive to the Kohl’s associates.
How Can I Find Out if the Associates Have Tracked Their Time?
To inquire about who has tracked hours for your volunteer event, please contact your local Kohl's location (https://www.kohls.com/stores.shtml) and ask to be connected with a district administrator (please note: this is different from a Kohl's manager). These administrators have visibility into who has confirmed their attendance (tracked time) to your event and will be able to assist you further.
When Does My Organization Receive the Reward?
At the end of each month, any approved employee volunteer hours are reviewed by administrators to determine if the event qualifies for a reward. If your organization’s event is approved for a reward, Benevity will issue the reward in the next disbursement cycle, which occurs in the month following the approval. For example, events are reviewed at the end of May and, for the events that had the qualifying amount of approved submissions, rewards are disbursed around the last week of June.