04/22/2020|Inside Verizon

Make a difference and volunteer today.

By: Rose Stuckey Kirk

Now, more than ever, the world needs all the good we can offer.

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As our world continues to change with the new reality that COVID-19 brings, I am inspired by the extraordinary acts of selflessness, commitment and kindness shown by V Teamers in response to our virtual volunteer opportunities. Over the past two weeks, there have been 11,000+ sign-ups across our Volunteer Portal, with many employees eagerly offering their time and skills across multiple causes.

We have seen employees volunteer in teams to write letters, sew masks or print shields during lunch, involve family members as citizen scientists, and finish a full day of demands only to tutor under-resourced students late into the evening.

This week marks National Volunteer Week in the U.S as well as Earth Day globally. No matter where you are in the world, there are opportunities to give back and have an immediate impact. While V Teamers never need a call to arms to do the right thing, communities who were vulnerable before the pandemic are falling further behind. Now, more than ever, the world needs all the good we can offer.

Some of you may wonder, “Will my actions matter?” The answer is a resounding yes. Every time you sign up to volunteer, you are contributing to Verizon’s global impact. And your actions are matched by an army of 135,400 fellow V Team volunteers marching alongside you. There is strength in our size, and we have the power to make a difference through our united response.

When we get to the other side of this crisis, our impact will be measured by who we lifted up and how we made their lives better. Volunteer today and join your fellow V Teamers as we move the world #ForwardTogether.

About the author:

Rose Stuckey Kirk is chief corporate social responsibility officer for Verizon.

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