We are consistently humbled by our employees’ commitment to giving back to their local communities with their own time and talent.
Community impact is fundamental to our culture and there is no more universal example of that throughout our company than Comcast Cares Day. Our signature volunteer effort highlights the work our employees do each and every day of the year in our local communities. Locally, more than 5,000 employee volunteers joined friends and family members at nearly 70 nonprofit across New England this last April.
Building on that track record of community service, we introduced the Greater Boston Region Volunteer Corps in November 2017 in response to employee feedback seeking out more volunteer opportunities in our region on their terms throughout the year.
Since that time, employee volunteers have provided year-round support to military members and their families, the LGBTQ community, those battling illness and addiction, families without access to a warm meal for the holidays and others.
And by partnering with nonprofit organizations such as Boys & Girls Clubs, Boston Centers for Youth and Families and Comfort Zone Camp, together we have:
- Connected low-income families to the internet in their homes through our Internet Essentials program
- Mentored high school girls who are a part of the Big Sisters program
- Provided career workshops for City Year AmeriCorps members
- Helped kids get excited about reading
- Trained employees to use a Raspberry Pi so they can host STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) workshops for students
All of this would not have been possible without our employees’ enthusiasm for volunteering in the communities where we live and work.
For example, Kayleigh Wright, Product Sales Support & Analysis Specialist (pictured above in between Tracy Pitcher, SVP of Comcast’s Greater Boston Region and Tim Kelly, VP of Government Affairs for the Greater Boston Region), volunteered for six nonprofits for nearly 20 hours and organized multiple volunteer opportunities for coworkers to assist local nonprofit organizations. As such, she was recognized as the Greater Boston Region Volunteer of the Year for her efforts.
The Greater Boston Region Volunteer Corps will continue to grow and give back in 2019.