Volkswagen employees have dedicated a considerable about of time with volunteering and helping out in the community, including the annual Get Involved Summer of Service. Recently, hundreds of VW employees across the country volunteered with Generosity Feeds, in which they packed over 35,000 meals for American children in need.
Meals were packed at local schools and food pantries at six different cities, including Belmont, California, Fort Worth, Texas, Herndon, Virginia, Hillsboro, Oregon, Libertyville, Illinois, and Maricopa, Arizona. Each Volkswagen employee at the six locations had a specific job. Whether it was scooping in the ingredients or sealing the meal packs or packing the boxes full of meals, it was a total collaborative effort for a very important cause.
“Last year, our corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia hosted Generosity Feeds for a meal-packing event and it was such a success that we were thrilled to have six of our VWGoA locations from across the country join us to simultaneously create meals at their own offices to celebrate the 2018 Get Involved Summer of Service,” – Machelle Williams, Sr. Director of Diversity & CSR, VWGoA
Additional Volunteer Work for VW Employees
In addition to the annual Get Involved Summer of Service, Volkswagen encourages its employees to volunteer in their communities throughout the entire year, which is supported through initiatives like providing employees with a volunteer day, in which the employee is provided a paid day off to serve in their community. Also, Volkswagen has a program for matching employee donations.