Connected Community

Volunteer Efforts

We’re more than UPS employees. We are your neighbors. We live and work in your community, and we are dedicated to volunteering time, sharing knowledge and donating funds to make it better. At UPS, there’s a culture that supports community service, helping us harness our collective effort in ways that make a real difference around the globe. That’s why we recently pledged to complete 20 million hours of global volunteerism and community service by the end of 2020.

Throughout 2013, UPSers, with their friends and family, donated 1.8 million hours of volunteer service. Three hundred thousand of those hours were recorded in October as part of our Global Volunteer Month–a time when UPS promotes organized opportunities for employees to help reach specific goals. Community service also plays an integral role in our immersive Community Internship Program and The UPS Foundation Local Grants Program.

These employee volunteer efforts are supported by our Neighbor to Neighbor system. The internal online system helps UPS employees find organizations and community service opportunities that match their skills, interests and availability.

UPS Sustainability Ambassadors

We created the Sustainability Ambassadors program to harness the passion of our employees and empower them to make a difference at work. At local and online events, we refer to our 4,500 ambassadors around the world for ideas and suggestions on how we can become a more sustainable company.