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

Corporate Responsibility


At Kohl’s, we celebrate associates who donate their time to making a difference. Through the Kohl’s Volunteer Program, when associates volunteer their time to eligible charities, a donation is made to the nonprofit, amplifying the impact of their service. Since the Kohl's Volunteer Program's inception in 2001, our company has donated more than $190 million in rewards by more than 5.7 million hours to eligible nonprofits across the country. Beginning in 2022, for every volunteer hour tracked by each associate, Kohl’s will make a donation of $25 to the benefitting 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. See below for more details.

The complete Hourly Volunteer Guidelines for Nonprofits are available here.

Volunteer Program Highlights

  • 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 is one hour.

  • The minimum number of Kohl’s volunteers needed to be eligible for a volunteer reward is one associate.

Nonprofit Organization Criteria

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.

Ineligible Nonprofits

  • Organizations that engage in political activities.
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, religion, sexual orientation, age or have exclusionary practices.
  • Organizations that do not follow the Business Partner Code of Conduct or do not align with Kohl’s overarching mission of giving back to our communities, as determined by Kohl’s.
  • Organizations for which its tax-exempt status has been revoked by the Internal Revenue Service.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. 

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

Volunteer Event Criteria

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