Employee volunteerism is not a new concept and in fact is one that is embraced by UNC Charlotte, the UNC System and State Legislature. Currently, UNC Charlotte has over 2,400 employees who have more than 59,000 hours of community service leave time to give to our community.
All of this is important because as our students prepared for final exams, UNC Charlotte employees went to work, or better, went to volunteer. April is National Volunteer Month and in recognition of the impact volunteering makes within our community and the importance of being “tuned in”, UNC Charlotte did its part to ensure that employees had a chance to use those service leave hours during the workday. Through partnerships with Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way Cabarrus County, Habitat for Humanity, Food Lion and many others, we got a lot done!
- In just four days in April, 228 employees volunteered over 300 total hours in our community.
- Eight local nonprofits were the recipients of 3,537 sandwiches,1,500 toiletry kits and 1,200 meal supplement backpacks.
- To put this in terms of dollars, one hour of volunteering is valued at $24.14. In just four days, UNC Charlotte employees put over $10,000 worth of volunteer time back into our community.
- Think about this, this year UNC Charlotte full-time employees collectively have over 59,000 hours to volunteer within the community. That's over $1.4 million worth of volunteer time we can give to those in need of a helping hand.
Now the big question is, “Are you ready to help us do more?”