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Amazon launches volunteering month

Amazon workers throughout the UK will assist neighborhood teams to handle points from local weather change and academic inequality, to meals insecurity and catastrophe aid.

Amazon workers are getting collectively for International Month of Volunteering, an initiative that goals to assist the communities the place they dwell and work. All through September, tens of hundreds of Amazon workers will volunteer alongside their friends, including to the corporate’s efforts to assist its native communities all year long.

In collaboration with a whole lot of neighborhood organisations around the globe, Amazon workers will take part and lead in-person and digital volunteering alternatives to assist causes they’re captivated with. The volunteer initiatives will assist deal with a variety of points, from local weather change and schooling to meals insecurity and catastrophe aid.

“All through September, we are going to come collectively to assist some unbelievable organisations who’re making an actual distinction within the areas the place our workers dwell and work,” stated John Boumphrey, Amazon UK Nation Supervisor. “It’s improbable to see our workers sharing their concepts and tapping into their passions to present again to our native communities.”

Josh Boer, director at Amazon tech associate VeUP stated: “This initiative can have a big impact on native communities throughout the UK and permit workers to play an lively function in key causes. It’s actually vital that massive tech companies give workers the possibility to make a distinction on the whole lot from local weather change to instructional inequality as a part of a totally rounded employment expertise.”

Amazon additionally continues to work with our charity companions to offer aid to households across the nation. Since launching in 2022, Amazon has donated greater than half 1,000,000 important gadgets to households throughout Scotland by way of “The Massive Home”, an initiative created in partnership with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Following the success of that programme, Amazon has expanded the ‘multibank’ mannequin to Wigan the place we’re supporting extra 50,000 households in want throughout Better Manchester. Final 12 months, we donated over 15 million merchandise to UK charities, benefitting individuals proper throughout the UK.

The International Month of Volunteering is supported by year-round Amazon programmes that affect communities throughout the UK and globally. Final 12 months, greater than 150,000 Amazon workers from 60 nations volunteered in Amazon-sponsored actions, serving to to drive optimistic change of their native areas.

Earlier this 12 months, Amazon partnered with Comedian Reduction to change into the official dwelling of the Pink Nostril. Our workers up and down the UK hosted fundraising actions and along with our prospects and companions, we raised £2.7 million to assist these going by way of the hardest time of their lives.