Bank of America Community Volunteer events help develop our employees' leadership, management and communication skills, in addition to delivering immediate community benefits. Going above and beyond their professional responsibilities, our employees drive our volunteer programs at the local level. They recruit, organize and help execute volunteer events, working in partnership with local nonprofits. We’re proud of their commitment and initiative in striving each day to make a difference in our communities.
Volunteering for communities worldwide through "2 Million Connections for Better"
To better connect to communities worldwide, we’re launching a new program that showcases our commitment to volunteerism: “2 Million Connections for Better.” These efforts will build on the 1.5 million volunteer hours employees generously recorded last year, as we push toward a new goal of two million volunteer hours. More More.
Serving those who served
In honor of Veterans Day, approximately 30 volunteers from Bank of America served those who served their country by working on several projects to better the lives of individuals at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV). They completed interior painting work, assembled and installed new furniture, and put finishing touches on the Center’s renovation project. More More
Responding to the needs of military service members for financial education, employees like Karen Mortimer, a Financial Advisor in La Jolla, California, have answered the call when she stepped up to partner with REBOOT, a nonprofit that focuses on veteran reintegration. They teamed up to create financial education materials and offer training to help veterans succeed here at home. More More
Events and Education
Our employees participate in many nationwide events that help make a real, tangible difference in people’s lives. One example is the United Way Day of Caring. Once a year, our volunteers roll up their sleeves to help refurbish local nonprofit facilities like domestic violence centers, youth group homes and senior citizen centers.
We also support many vital educational and assistance programs like the CHOICES education group, which helps educate students about the importance of making the right decisions for a successful future. Our employees participate in the CHOICES program in more than 450 communities across the United States. We also support programs like Junior Achievement and Banking on the Future.
Preparing meals for families in need
When Michelle Foy, vice president and executive recruiter at Bank of America, presented a charitable contribution to the Fisher House Foundation, she was inspired to do more for the organization. She volunteered to provide monthly dinners for the Fisher House at DC VA Medical Center in Northwest Washington – and recruited 15 colleagues from the Military Support Affinity Group to help. More More
Bank of America has supported Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup since 2002. Each year, volunteers from around the world spend a day picking up everything from cigarette butts and food wrappers to fishing nets and appliances. In our most recent Coastal Cleanup, volunteers logged 3,079 hours, a 46% increase from the previous year.