Australians are a caring and sharing lot. Some 25 percent of us volunteer on a formal basis. A lot of companies allow their staff to take time off for volunteering activities, including the state emergency services, rural fire brigades, environmental organisations, and so on. Financial advisor Helen Baker, says it’s attractive for employers to offer time away for staff to engage in pursuits they’re passionate about. A formal policy on volunteer leave can entice quality candidates and demonstrate your environmental, social, and governance (ESG) credentials.