Kohl’s Associates Give Back through the Kohl's Volunteer Program

Corporate Responsibility

Overview

To meet the current needs of the communities where we live and work, Kohl’s will continue the hourly volunteer program until further notice. This hourly 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. See below for more details.

The complete Hourly Volunteer Guidelines for Nonprofits are available here.

Hourly Volunteer Program Highlights

  • For every volunteer hour tracked by each associate, Kohl’s will donate $20 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.

Nonprofit Organization Criteria

The complete Hourly Volunteer Guidelines for Nonprofits are available here.

Eligible Nonprofits

  • Nonprofit public charity that has a current tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is registered in the Benevity Causes Portal.

  • Nonprofits must contact volunteers prior to events regarding nonprofit-specific safety protocols.

Ineligible Nonprofits

  • Organizations that engage in political activities.

  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age or have exclusionary practices.

  • Organizations for which its tax-exempt status has been revoked by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • Organizations that intend to use Kohl’s donation for a purpose other than its charitable cause. 

Registering Your Nonprofit

In order to participate in the Kohl’s Volunteer Program, eligible nonprofits must register through the Benevity Causes Portal. Click here for instructions on how to register your nonprofit.

Volunteer Events

Creating Volunteer Events

Click here for information on how to create a volunteer event for Kohl's associates. 

When creating a volunteer opportunity in the Benevity Causes Portal, the nonprofit will see the option to make the event private or public. Choose “private” and enter the share key to submit volunteer opportunities for Kohl’s associates. 

If there is exposure to COVID-19 at a facility, the nonprofit is responsible for immediately informing the Kohl’s associates who have recently volunteered.

Kohl’s cannot guarantee availability of Kohl's volunteers for each event(s).


Volunteer Event Criteria

The complete Hourly Volunteer Guidelines for Nonprofits are available here. This includes details on eligible and ineligible volunteer events.