For our strategic initiatives to be successful, we need a strong foundation of service from which to build. UBS Community Corps enables Americas employees to serve their communities in ways that are meaningful to them.
In 2014 in the Americas, approximately 3,500 employees spent more than 29,500 hours volunteering. Globally, over 12,400 UBS employees volunteered 103,500 hours in the community over this period.
UBS Community Corps is anchored by our annual:
Season of Service (SoS)
Each year we galvanize employees across the Americas to serve in their communities during our Season of Service campaign. Running from June through August, this program allows us to bring the UBS Community Corps together en masse and make a difference in local markets. UBS encourages participation by recognizing employees and their contributions via social media, internal channels and through friendly competition.
In addition to our annual SoS, UBS employees can stay involved in service throughout the year by leveraging:
Employee Volunteer Grants
In an effort to encourage active participation year-round, individuals and employee groups who come together to volunteer in the community are eligible to request a grant in support of their service.
Skills-based Volunteering Partnerships
We target partnerships that engage our employees and their skills in consistent and meaningful ways. Such partnerships include: Good Shepherd Services, American Corporate Partners, iMentor, Junior Achievement, and Citizen Schools.
Paid Time Off to Volunteer
Employees are encouraged to volunteer whenever it works best for them – even if during the workday. This program allows eligible employees to take up to two days off per year to pursue volunteer activities with approved 501(c)(3) organizations.
UBS also offers matching gifts for all full-time employees to support their interests in the community.