|Team members are making an impact through the Community Service Program, working with charities by providing their time, money and expertise. The program allows team members to easily get involved with organizations they — and their co-workers — are passionate about. |
The beauty of our community service approach lies in its balance of strategy and flexibility.
|Team members’ year-round service to our strategic giving programs helps align volunteerism, technology donations and grants around these initiatives for maximum impact. At the same time, we also encourage team members to volunteer for any charity they choose — local, national or international — and their ongoing service supports more than 15,000 nonprofit organizations around the world.|
|Volunteer hours have increased dramatically|
Our efforts have driven an enormous increase in volunteerism over the past few years, from 175,000 total team member service hours in 2010 to more than 739,000 in FY14. As of January 2014, 57 percent of our global team members volunteered, supporting charities in more than 60 countries.
|Several initiatives fuel our program:|
Volunteer efforts have not only benefited our nonprofit partners, but also our team members. Volunteering has been rewarding and in many cases enlightening.
|"I’ve been fortunate enough to mentor a handful of incredibly talented individuals within certain nonprofits and they in turn have taught me," Natasha Reuben with Dell South Africa said. |
My career now involves so much more. Through volunteering I’ve learned the importance of sharing knowledge, asking questions and looking at things from someone else’s perspective.”
|Most importantly, our Community Service program is an integral part of our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan. We aim to engage 75 percent of team members in community service and provide 5 million cumulative hours of service by 2020.|
|If you have volunteer needs and would like to connect with Dell’s giving team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Organizations who participate in the Powering the Possible Portal must be a U.S. registered charity (501c3) or vetted equivalency.|
|FY14 Progress Points|
|Responded to nine natural disasters, including those in Canada, China, India, Mexico, the Philippines and the United States.|
|Installed our first two solar-powered classrooms in Africa|
|Expanded and supported a second trial through the Children's Cancer Care program|
|Set a new company record with 739,000 employee volunteer hours|
|FY14 Corporate Social Responsibility Report|