Douglas Menelly chairs the U.S. Charity Committee at Aspen U.S. Insurance, and is a board member of the northeast chapter of IICF.

When I joined Aspen nearly three years ago, I was unfamiliar with “VTO Days.” When I learned that VTO stood for “Volunteer Time Off,” and the fact that Aspen U.S. Insurance provides employees with two fully paid VTO days per year, I was a bit surprised as I had never worked for an organization before that actually pays employees to volunteer their time and give back to the community.

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