2016 Volkswagen Get Involved Month U.S. Charitable Work
Volkswagen recognizes that a big part of being a leader in the automotive industry is not just to produce successful cars, but to also make a positive difference in the local communities around the world. With this in mind, Volkswagen recently concluded its Get Involved Month in which more than 300 employees in the U.S. volunteered approximately 900 hours with charitable organizations in the communities where they live and work.
What is Volkswagen’s Get Involved Month?
Volkswagen’s Get Involved Month is a collective, concerted volunteer month, empowering employees across the country to support and give back to their communities. As part of this community service-driven month, the company also awarded employees who showed an outstanding level of commitment and dedication to their volunteer projects. After a successful inaugural year in 2015, Volkswagen expanded Get Involved Week to Get Involved Month for 2016, after a large number of employees expressed even more interest in volunteering.
“We are grateful that so many of our colleagues want to give back to their communities. Not only are their achievements important in helping to build and sustain great neighborhoods, but they are also truly valued by everybody here at Volkswagen.” – Machelle Williams, General Manager Diversity and CSR, Volkswagen Group of America
Volunteer Projects for Volkswagen Get Involved Month
This year’s Get Involved Month supported a variety of projects in communities across the U.S. For example, one group of employees packed and donated 100 backpacks for clients of Northern Virginia Family Service. Another group volunteered with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore with putting together more than 2,300 care packages for active military members and their families.