Leadership & service

Volunteerism

In 2015, our employees contributed approximately 2 million volunteer hours to a variety of causes.

Supporting employee engagement

Our employees are passionate about improving the lives of individuals and families, offering their time, expertise and philanthropic giving to create more sustainable communities, and we’re proud to support their efforts.

Volunteerism is part of our company’s DNA and has evolved into a strategic and comprehensive platform, integrated with our business, philanthropic, and marketing initiatives, including partnerships with (RED), Feeding America and Special Olympics. In addition to enriching local communities, volunteerism provides our employees with opportunities for leadership, team building, and skills development.

We celebrate our volunteers in a variety of ways, including our highly competitive annual Global Volunteer Awards, which highlights the efforts of outstanding employee volunteers across the globe, giving them the opportunity to direct a grant to the nonprofit of their choice. We also offer volunteer grants to nonprofits where employees volunteer regularly, a quarterly honor roll highlighting employees recording at least 25 hours in a calendar year, and the President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizing employees recording at least 200 volunteer hours annually.

Through their passion, time, and expertise, our employee volunteers contributed approximately 2 million hours in 2015. In addition, employees gave generously to support causes important to them, donating nearly $30 million, which was doubled in impact through our matching gifts program for a total of nearly $60 million in funding to help address pressing social issues. Through our Employee Giving Campaign, our U.S. employees pledged more than $17 million to address local community needs including education, basic services, youth programs and more.

See it in action

Volunteering for communities worldwide through "2 million connections for better"

April is Global Service Month at Bank of America –when we celebrate how volunteering enriches our lives and connects us to local communities, creating better places in which to live and do business. Each year, we have hundreds of volunteer activities that take place in April addressing areas such as better money habits, housing, hunger, jobs, and the environment. Last year, employee volunteers contributed 2 million hours to help improve communities around the world. This year, we hope to build on this goal to achieve 2 Million Connections for Better. More More

OH BofA Global Habitat Build

Three homes built in Ohio on Global Build Day

Bank of America volunteers built three houses across the state during the second annual Global Build Day with Habitat for Humanity. More More

Michelle Foy in front of Fisher House

Preparing meals for families in need

Bank of America employee Michelle Foy is dedicated to helping patients and families feel welcome at the Fisher House at DC VA Medical Center. More More

MENTOR honor our employees for commitment to mentoring youth around the world

Bank of America has been recognized by MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership and the Corporation for National and Community Service. We partner with national nonprofits, like Year Up, international organizations like Japan's NPO Kids Door, and others to help connect employees to mentoring opportunities. In 2012, over 25,000 Bank of America employees served more than 211,000 mentoring hours.

Ocean conservancy

Ocean conservancy

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. 

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Neighborhood Builders

Neighborhood Builders® 

Helping nonprofits address local challenges and meet critical needs through funding and leadership development.

Student Leaders

Student Leaders® 

Providing community-minded high school students with nonprofit work experience and a chance to participate in our Student Leadership Summit.

Global Ambassadors

Global Ambassadors 

We're partnering with Vital Voices to help extraordinary women unleash their leadership potential.