14 May 2015

NAB ‘thanks employees a million’ for their fantastic contribution to volunteering

As part of National Volunteering Week, NAB is celebrating its milestone of employees delivering 1 million volunteering hours to community organisations across Australia.

As part of the bank’s commitment in building prosperous communities, employees have clocked up 1 million hours since the organisation implemented its employee volunteering program 17 years ago.

With NAB employees each having at least 16 hours a year to dedicate to volunteering during work hours, hundreds of communities across Australia have benefitted from general and skilled volunteers helping to drive social change and positive community outcomes.

From planting trees, serving meals, manning op shops and nursing sick animals through to providing human resources, marketing, accounting and business expertise, the NAB Volunteering Program is driven by community needs.

And with a commitment to reach 1 million hours of voluntary work by 2018, the bank is three years ahead of its target with what is widely recognised as a leading corporate volunteering program in Australia.

NAB’s Head of Community Engagement Rebecca Kotow said, “Full credit to our employees in making our volunteering program a huge success. We’re all very proud of the impact the program is having in the community.

“We believe that volunteers can provide invaluable assistance to build capacity within community organisations and deliver critical work in the community.”

“Whether community organisations need general or skilled volunteers, individuals or groups, our leading employee volunteering program flexes to fit their needs.”

In the 2014 financial year, NAB employees volunteered 20,284 days, the equivalent of $8.2 million value to Australian communities. The program is experiencing year on year growth of 20% this financial year.

Find out more about volunteering at NAB.

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