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Verizon Volunteer Hours Add Up for Schools & Nonprofits

by Employee Emeritus on ‎08-20-2010 01:51 PM

Here is a guest blog by Jayne Mayer - Director of Employee Engagement at Verizon.


Jayne MayerIn 2009, Verizon employees volunteered more than 700,000 hours through activities like serving on their PTAs, coaching youth athletics, tutoring children, and participating in other community service activities. We value every hour volunteered by our employees. So whether someone volunteers one hour a year or 1,000 – we make every volunteer hour count.


Employees can track their hours using the online Volunteer Journal and If they journal 50 or more hours this calendar year with the same nonprofit organization or school, they can apply for a $750 grant for that organization.  That’s a great deal all around for the numerous schools and other 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations where Verizon employees volunteer.


If you know of 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations or NCES public schools looking to recruit Verizon employee volunteers, ask them to visit to submit their volunteer opportunities.


In the meantime, help us thank our volunteers for continuing their commitment to the communities where they live and work. 


Here’s a recent “Thank You” note I wrote to let them know that we appreciate their efforts.  Thank you and keep those hours coming!






Dear Colleagues,


Just a note to say “thank you” for the volunteer hours that so many of you have donated to your communities across the country.


I read your “post cards” and am inspired by the ways you contribute.  I’m pleased that the foundation has been able to help many of you give even more to those causes you support.


No matter how few or haw many hours you volunteer, I ask that you ”log” those hours on our Volunteer Journal.  Every hour counts!


Thank you,

Jayne Mayer


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