Amazon employees from 52 countries across the globe participated in Amazon’s Global Month of Volunteering, a month-long initiative dedicated to making a positive impact in the communities where our employees live and work. Team members supported more than 400 organizations through in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities. Amazon employees collected books and school supplies for students, donated food to local foodbanks, planted trees, and cleaned up parks. They participated in 1,800 events, volunteering with organizations for causes they’re passionate about supporting.

“We partner with local organizations, working side by side to address pressing challenges and build healthy communities. Our Global Month of Volunteering is an example of how our employees supported more than 400 community partners and civic leaders around the world to drive positive outcomes in locations where we live and work,” said Bettina Stix, director of product and volunteering for Amazon in the Community. “We look forward to continuously building on how we help our employees tap into their passions and ideas to make a difference in their local communities.”

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We partnered with the Red Cross as well as local non-profits and foodbanks to donate 43,000 winter kits, hygiene kits and over 120,000 meals to Polish and Ukrainian families in need.
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In India, volunteers organized and participated in multiple events, including disaster relief kit building activities to support those affected by recent flooding and making 4,300 seed balls in the city of Pune to support a greener environment. Globally, Amazon employees built more than 300,000 hygiene kits and over 68,000 back-to-school kits during the month-long initiative.
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Our Worldwide Operations Delivery Service team held donation drives at offices in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and India. Members collected books, e-reader devices, and school supplies to support educational opportunities and equitable outcomes for children in underserved communities.
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Partnering with Federación Española Bancos de Alimentos and other main local foodbanks, we donated close to 100,000 meals to those in need in Spain.
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In Milan, Italy, Chiara Colombo and members of her human resources team packed food for Banco Alimentare. The nonprofit recovers agricultural surplus and redistributes it to more than 1,200 partners, helping people in northern Italy.

Orginally posted on August 15, 2022

Amazon is kicking off its Global Month of Volunteering, a month-long initiative dedicated to driving meaningful impact in the communities where our employees live and work around the world. From August 15 to September 16, Amazon employees will volunteer with organizations and causes they’re passionate about to engage even further within their communities. Partnering with more than 400 community organizations for in-person or virtual volunteer opportunities, Amazon employees will be building homes for families in need, helping jobseekers write resumes, making meals at local foodbanks, packing disaster relief kits, and preparing and donating back-to-school items for families in underserved neighborhoods, along with many other volunteer activities.

A big group of Amazon employees wear orange T-shirts and raise their hands in celebration as they pose for a picture outside of Amazon's headquarters.

“We employ more than 1 million people across dozens of countries. We believe our employees’ passion, ideas, and time make a difference,” said Alice Shobe, global director of Amazon in the Community. “Our Global Month of Volunteering is an example of how we use our resources for good. We’ve built partnerships with many community organizations in recent years. Because we invest in locations where our employees work, this initiative helps us partner with more local organizations and civic leaders. We want them to know that they can count on Amazon and their employees to build healthy and equitable communities.”

Volunteer opportunities will address a range of issues, from housing inequity and food insecurity to education and humanitarian relief.

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A group of Amazon employee volunteers wear matching orange T-shirts and pack Ziploc bags with supplies.

With more than 200,000 Amazon employees across Europe, our people showcase the best of us. We continuously invest in locations where our employees work, and we encourage them to volunteer for causes that are important to them. Their stories inspire us every day. From providing legal services for free to packing hygiene kits and school supplies, we empower our employees to be a force for good in the world. Our community volunteers continue to give their time and skills to a variety of causes, including working at food banks, hosting refugee families, donating essential goods, reading in schools, cleaning up local environments, and helping communities recycle more.