Over 3,000 of our employees around the globe made a positive impact in their local communities during this year’s AIG Global Volunteer Month. AIG’s yearly Global Volunteer Month showcases employees' giving spirit across the globe, as they participate in volunteer activities. This year, employees spent over 10,000 volunteer hours in over 160 company-sponsored, community-building projects.
Below are some of the activities that our employees took part in for this year’s third annual Global Volunteer Month:
To celebrate Earth Day, employees in Dubai planted trees, while employees in Los Angeles participated in a beach cleanup project. Volunteers in Canada worked with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a family in need of stable housing.
In partnership with Rise Against Hunger, almost 300 employees in Boston, Nashville, Woodland Hills, New York, and Latham packed over 85,000 nutritious dehydrated meals for delivery to vulnerable populations around the world.
Employees in Hong Kong volunteered with Foodlink by collecting unsold bread from local bakeries and distributing it to people in need. In working with the Community Food Bank of NJ, employees sorted through and packed donated groceries to help their neighbors in need.
Nancy Marwood, Administrative Assistant in AIG South Africa, volunteered at Coalition for the Homeless while visiting New York City. She remarked, “Having never served the homeless – the experience was overwhelming and humbling."
Employees in Japan hosted education campaigns to help build awareness of autism, while in Ireland, employees donated blood to help meet a life-saving demand.
Employees in London hosted a rowing competition to help raise funds and awareness for mental health issues. Anthony Baldwin, AIG CEO of UK and AEL, commented, "It takes real courage to step forward and address mental health issues. The London marathon is to let those people know that they have our full support."
Youth Development and Education
Through AIG's global partnership with Junior Achievement, employees volunteered as guest teachers in 11 large cities throughout the world to help students learn important entrepreneurship, financial literacy and work readiness skills.