Apple Launches 'Global Volunteer Program' for Employees

Apple Launches 'Global Volunteer Program' for Employees

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Apple is launching a new program today that encourages employees to volunteer in their local community. The 'Apple Global Volunteer Program' is initially launching in the U.S.A., Sydney, Australia, and Cork, Ireland. It will eventually roll out across the world.

Since its launch in 2011, the Apple Matching Gifts Program has been an astounding success, with a combined total of over $78 million donated to charities and non-profits around the world. Now employees in the U.S. have a new way to make an even bigger impact on the causes they care about where they live: the Apple Global Volunteer Program. The program empowers employees to become Volunteer Champions and receive training and tools to help organize and publicize volunteer events in their communities. It also makes it easy for employees to find activities where they can volunteer their time and quality for Matching Gifts. Right now we’re piloting the program in the US, Sydney, and Cork with the goal of expanding it worldwide in the future.

The program is said to be a continuation of the current employee donation matching program as Apple plans to match donations made via this volunteer program as well.

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[via 9to5Mac]

Apple Launches 'Global Volunteer Program' for Employees

Mr. Pragmatic - March 17, 2015 at 1:58pm
I don't know that I would call $78m over four years an "astounding success" for a company like Apple. I think it's a nice thing, but certainly not "astounding". Just saying.
WTF - March 17, 2015 at 1:22pm
Does that include the top head honchos?
FTW - March 17, 2015 at 1:52pm
Who cares about what they include or didn't include?
GFY - March 17, 2015 at 4:20pm
I do. Next question?
paulMOGG - March 16, 2015 at 11:30pm
Great concept