From Japan to Dubai to Mexico City to Virginia, Visa employees around the world are making a difference by giving back to their local communities.
This week, Visa is proud to participate in the [U.S.] National Conference on Volunteering and Service—the largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders in the world. More than 5,000 representatives from the public, private and government sectors are gathering in Chicago for three days of learning, innovation and inspiration. The conference is hosted by Points of Light, Visa’s global volunteer program partner.
One key component of this week’s conference is a focus on corporate employee volunteer programs, with a particular emphasis on corporations activating global employee volunteer programs. With over 7,000 employees around the world, one of Visa’s greatest assets in how we give back is through the time and talent of our employee population.
Our global approach to community service is a cornerstone of Visa’s volunteer program. In 18 Visa offices around the world, the Visa Corporate Responsibility program is helping connect Visa employees to local volunteer opportunities, supported by Points of Light and its affiliate, HandsOn Network. For example, our employees in Singapore have an ongoing volunteer commitment with Mainly I Love Kids (MiLK). Our employees in Miami recently improved Liberty Park by refurbishing playground equipment, while our employees in Johannesburg volunteered at a children’s AIDS clinic. Visa’s volunteer program is designed to have a positive, global impact by inspiring community service at the local level and encouraging service in communities around the world.
As a leader in service sector innovation, Points of Light’s mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize people to volunteer in their local communities by providing access to tools, resources, and opportunities. We are a proud supporter of Points of Light and look forward to incorporating some of the innovative service ideas featured in this week’s conference into our global employee volunteer efforts.
Posted by: Douglas Sabo, Visa Corporate Responsibility on June 20, 2012 at 10:30 am