With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s the time of year to feel especially grateful. But, with Giving Tuesday occurring right after you’re done feasting, it’s also a time to think of ways you can spread those good vibes and give back to others.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had an employer who saw the value in being generous and community-minded? If you worked somewhere that encouraged you to see the bigger picture, volunteer, and serve others?
Fortunately, those employers exist—and, we’ve rounded up 27 of them right here on this list. The best part? They’re all hiring right now.
A lot can be done at Booking.com. Users can search and book any kind of accommodation, from over 28 million listings in more than 130,000 destinations. They can find fun things to do while there. And when it comes to getting around—whether that’s to and from the airport, or a set of wheels to explore with—Booking.com has that covered too.
Booking.com has tons of different ways of giving back. For example, there’s Booking Cares—a social responsibility program focused on sustainable tourism and caring for the destinations the company brings people to. The company also has an Internal Community Fund where employees can donate to destinations with natural disasters or important causes. Need more convincing? Employees get eight hours per year to take part in a project of their choice.
With honest, fearless, and startlingly original reporting, the San Francisco Chronicle delivers its discerning readers engaging news and entertainment stories from the Bay Area. As one of the largest newspapers in northern California, the Chronicle prides itself on bringing readers world-class journalism that’s bolder, brighter, and more fearless than the rest.
Raising awareness about important issues in the community is something that fills many of the employees at the Chronicle with pride. The newspaper recently spearheaded the San Francisco Homeless Project, which has brought together more than 80 media outlets across the city to cover stories on the causes of and solutions for homelessness.
CSAA Insurance Group is one of the top personal lines property and casualty insurance groups in the United States, offering automobile, homeowners, and other lines of insurance to AAA Members through partnerships with AAA clubs in 23 states and Washington, DC. A coast-to-coast organization serving nearly 17 million AAA members, the company aspires to be the number one insurer across the many markets it serves.
Giving back is an important part of the CSAA Insurance Group culture. Employees have 24 hours of paid time to volunteer and 98% of employees take advantage of the perk. In fact, the company has had the highest employee volunteer participation rate in America for a company of 3,000 or more employees for three years running. The organization supports the community through matching funds, as well as a variety of volunteer activities. Over 500 volunteer events are planned a year, including trail clean-up at national parks, partnerships with local food banks, providing support to shelters, and many more.
Asurion is a mobile and home product protection company that ensures consumers’ devices and appliances stay online and on the job in this fast-moving, tech-driven world. However, using innovative technology to power consumer gadget assistance doesn’t mean the company has overlooked the human aspect, since people still power the frontlines. As a result, Asurion’s known for personable interactions and reliable service.
There are so many ways that Asurion gives back, it’s nearly impossible to list them all. Employees volunteer for a variety of initiatives year round, but especially during the company’s Volunteer Week. Last year, 200 employees participated and donated 226 hours to six local non-profits. Asurion also has the Compassion Forward Employee Fund, which enables employees to help each other when life gets complicated.
Equinox offers Members health and fitness facilities where world-class amenities and services drive the experience. Each club location comes fully equipped with strength, cardio, and functional fitness floors, as well as dedicated studios for popular and exclusive group fitness classes. Juice bars, cafes, lounge areas, and much-loved eucalyptus towels accentuate the Member Experience at each club. Equinox staff is deeply hospitable, while instructor/trainer talent use their fitness expertise to coach Members towards maximizing their potential.
Philanthropy is an element that’s tightly woven into the Equinox culture. For example, Equinox is a founding partner of the Cycle for Survival event, which raises money to benefit cutting-edge cancer research. Equinox is also a founding partner of The Heroes Project, which empowers injured war veterans through physical and emotional training. As part of the project, Equinox trained Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville—who became the first combat-wounded veteran to ever reach the top of Everest.
Over 25 years ago, CarMax revolutionized the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity car buying experience customers want and deserve. Today CarMax continues to disrupt the market by utilizing cutting-edge technologies and programs to create the future of car buying. This innovative thinking has helped them become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars with more than 195 stores nationwide.
When it comes to giving back, CarMax definitely walks the walk. The company established the CarMax Foundation, which seeks to improve the communities in which CarMax associates live and work. Through the foundation, employees can make team-building events more impactful by making a difference. Additionally, CarMax will match the dollars that employees contribute to eligible nonprofits.
Mastercard operates one of the world’s fastest payment processing networks, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments, and businesses in hundreds of countries around the world. The company’s products and solutions aim to make everyday activities such as shopping, traveling, running a business, and managing finances easy, secure, and efficient for everyone.
“Mastercard is constantly striving—in a very true way—to really improve the world,” explains Steve Podgorski, Engineer, Software Engineering. The company works with underserved populations around the world in order to help improve financial security and modernize the way people handle their money. Additionally, Mastercard employees get five calendar days off each year in order to volunteer and make a difference.
HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.
With offices around the world, Homeaway takes giving back to their local communities seriously. Through a corporate giving program, they turn to their employees to identify what organizations to give monetary donations too. Plus, Homeaway chooses one major corporate philanthropy partner to support each year, like Habitat for Humanity. Employees also get two days off per year to volunteer for a personal cause or a Homeaway-sponsored one.
9. Getty Images
As the resource people choose to discover and share vibrant visual content, Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication, serving creative, business, and media customers in almost 200 countries. By collaborating with the world’s best photographers and videographers—over 200,000 of them—Getty Images provides comprehensive coverage of major happenings around the world, telling stories through imagery. Today, it stands as the world’s largest commercial archive, with over 200 million assets.
When it comes to employee benefits, Getty Images matches charitable donations and gives employees an extra day off to volunteer each year. But, on a larger scale, Getty works with policy makers and industry groups to uphold creatives’ rights and safeguard intellectual property—from defending the display of hi-res images within search engine results to advocating for copyright reform and ensuring that content is respected online.
SmartBear is behind the software that powers over 20,000 of the world's most innovative organizations. More than 6 million people use its tools to build, test, and monitor great software, faster.
SmartBear's high-impact tools are easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to use. The tools are backed by a team of people passionate about helping people create software that transforms the world.
Those tools are SmartBear tools. That team is SmartBear.
As a company, SmartBear is transforming an industry. But, the company’s employees? They’re transforming the world. Team members are constantly encouraged to seek out initiatives they’re passionate about. Just recently, for example, an employee-hosted event offering in-office manicures raised money for breast cancer research. Even some men in the office stepped up to get painted nails for a great cause!
The Stantec community unites 22,000 employees in over 400 locations across six continents. Employees collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy, and resource, environmental, water, and infrastructure projects to life. Beginning at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships, the company's engineers, architects, interior designers, landscape architects, surveyors, environmental scientists, construction managers, project managers, and project economists are involved—from initial project concept and planning through design construction, commissioning, maintenance, decommissioning, and remediation.
The community-driven promise at Stantec isn’t just a corporate message, it’s an actionable mission statement for team members. Recognizing that their values must drive their actions, employees are encouraged to participate in a wide scope of community-driven activities—from student mentoring through STEM programs, Engineers Without Borders, and Young Professionals associations to raise resources for disaster relief efforts around the world. The company also encourages its 22,000 employees every September to go out and give back by participating in various community activities during Stantec in Community Week.
The Bridgespan Group is a global nonprofit organization that collaborates with mission-driven leaders, organizations, and philanthropists to break cycles of poverty and dramatically improve the quality of life for those in need.
Passionate about finding solutions to ensure equal opportunity and core human and civil rights, Bridgespan concentrates its efforts on four broad fields—education; children, youth, and families; public health; and global development.
The organization's services include consulting with nonprofits and philanthropists, leadership development support, and developing and sharing insights—all with the goal of scaling social impact.
A career with Bridgespan is rewarding and fulfilling in and of itself. Team members have the opportunity to make a direct impact on issues affecting large groups of people around the globe. That’s something that draws a wide diversity of talented people who truly want to make a difference.
Since its release of iStent®, a device that can help reduce eye pressure and may reduce reliance on glaucoma medications, Glaukos has pioneered Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery, or MIGS, in order to revolutionize the traditional glaucoma treatment and management paradigm. Glaukos combines solid research, creative engineers, and a flexible management style to create products that improve the lives of patients on a global scale.
Glaukos is dedicated to giving back to the community. The company is a big proponent of volunteer work and gives employees two days each and every year that they can use to help out in support of worthy causes. The company also donates iStents to the less fortunate. Glaukos has donated nearly $3 million in stents so far, and is only getting started!
The Mental Health Center of Denver believes firmly that people can, and do, recover from mental illness. With a focus on recovery and resilience across a person’s lifespan, the Center provides services that enable adults to live more fulfilling and productive lives, that enable children to be more resilient, and that enable families to be happier and healthier.
Staff at the Mental Health Center of Denver love the impact that their work is having in the community. By providing individuals with services like housing, education, and employment, the team is seeing a greater acceptance of people suffering from mental illness—instead of the stigma that has cast a shadow over their lives for so long.
TNTP believes the nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP helps school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. The organization works at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
TNTP is doing its best to help America’s kids get the education they deserve. The organization works at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
Marsh & McLennan Companies are four organizations—Marsh, Mercer, Guy Carpenter, and Oliver Wyman—that share a purpose of helping clients meet challenges and seize opportunities. As a unique professional services firm, Marsh & McLennan Companies boasts a global network of 60,000 experts in risk strategy, helping complex organizations manage risks and make the most of their opportunities, their capital, and their people.
Employees are inspired by the company’s focus on volunteer and community service. The MercerCares program is dedicated to giving back and encourages employee participation in the various volunteer events and the many colleague resource groups. The Veterans Resource Group—which supports veterans through monthly discussions and events—is one that the company is especially proud of.
For more than 20 years, Financial Engines has been helping folks from all walks of life create a successful financial future. The company works with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to ordinary individuals with little to no industry knowledge, offering clear financial advice and guidance on everything from asset management to economic analysis and more.
With a job at Financial Engines, you’ll be giving back each and every day through your work. Everything the company does is in support of its mission to help people from all different walks of life secure successful financial futures for themselves. “Helping ordinary people along a path to financial freedom resonates through everything that we do,” explains Karen White, VP, Consumer Products.
Since 2012, Affirm has set out to change the notion that banks don’t look out for their customers. By giving people the freedom to pay off purchases on their own terms—without surprise fees—Affirm delivers honest services that are backed by modern technologies, unique lending strategies, and flexible ways to use credit online.
One of Affirm’s core values is “People Come First.” This means investing in diversity and inclusion efforts so that people of all backgrounds have a seat at the table. The volunteer group regularly sets up events to give back to the community including food drives, mentoring, and preparing kits for local fire victims.
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