Colleen Bramhall's friends used to think she'd sold out by going to work for Accenture as a consultant after college. Now she says they're jealous.

She's been to Sri Lanka and South Africa as a participant in Accenture Development Partnerships, a program that sends employees to work on nonprofit projects in developing countries.

As more employees see volunteer work as a way to learn new skills or move their careers forward, volunteering has become a sort of corporate benefit, according to an Associated Press story on M6. Companies are increasingly offering time off for volunteer projects, volunteer work on company time or company-organized efforts.