On November 1st, Visa kicks off of our 2nd Annual Global Volunteer Month. In this focused month of volunteering, employees around the world are finding meaningful ways to give back.
Last year, more than 2,100 employees improved the communities where we live and work, serving over 87 nonprofits in 28 markets spanning 18 countries. This November, we are excited to extend our impact to 23 countries as we focus on needs in our communities—from a team in Singapore that will teach financial literacy to high school students, to employees in Nairobi who will plant trees in a local forest, to Sao Paulo volunteers who will deliver supplies to a local school. In our headquarters community around Foster City, we have more than 40 events planned, including teams of employees who will be alleviating hunger through engaging with local food banks, beautifying parks in San Francisco, volunteering at local schools and so much more.
Since its launch in 2008, the global Visa Volunteers initiative has been a core component of our Corporate Responsibility program. At Visa, we believe it’s important to enable and empower our employees with opportunities to give back. The Visa Volunteers program helps employees around the world connect with nonprofit partners, create team events and track their volunteer hours. We also recognize exceptional commitment and service through the Visa Volunteer Award, honoring the personal volunteer service of our employees.
It’s going to be a great month, and we look forward to highlighting how our employees have made a difference! Employees can tweet photos from events using the #VisaGivesBack hashtag.
Posted by: Jamie Horst, Corporate Initiatives, Visa Inc. on November 4, 2013 at 9:19 am