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 six of them right here on this list. The best part? They’re all hiring right now.
Asurion helps people protect, connect, and enjoy the latest tech. From software engineers developing the latest and greatest mobile apps to technical support experts solving everyday problems, Asurion helps customers unlock the potential of technology.
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.
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.
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.
4. Glaukos Corporation
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!
5. Mental Health Center of Denver
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.
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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