Employees are the heart of Genworth’s community involvement. They have made commitments to improve the communities where they live and work. Our employees also donate time and money to non-profits and volunteer projects around the globe.
Employees make a difference year round through ongoing volunteer projects. Community residents often see the “Genworth blue shirts” out mentoring youth, delivering meals to homebound seniors or assisting in the construction of affordable housing. In 2014, employees volunteered 20,000 hours across the globe.
While employees continually make a difference year round, all employees come together each June for our Global Month of Service. Reaching out and giving back to our communities is a unifying experience that connects employees from all business locations for one common goal – making a difference! In June 2014, 3,300 Genworth employees completed 14,700 service hours around the world during the Company’s 6th annual Global Month of Service. Throughout the month, Genworth volunteers reached out to their local communities, participated in 288 service projects and served 150 organizations overall.
Genworth believes one of the best ways to help a non-profit is by utilizing the business skills and expertise of our employees to help organizations in our communities be more effective. Through skills-based volunteering, our employees help non-profits by offering their technical skills for activities such as creating a budget or financial plan, developing a marketing campaign or facilitating strategic planning.
Employees in the United States and Canada participate in an annual United Way campaign. United Way focuses on providing long term solutions to the greatest local community needs through effective strategies based on research and expertise. In 2014, $1,200,000 was contributed by employees and the Genworth Foundation to United Way organizations across North America.
Employees are also eligible for the matching gifts and volunteer grant programs. The Genworth Foundation increases the giving power of Genworth employees and retirees by matching donations to schools, colleges and universities, as well as social service and other community-based organizations. In addition, the Genworth
Foundation supports employees volunteer work with a volunteer grant program. Employees and retirees may learn more or submit a matching gift or volunteer grant by visiting this site.