We support the giving and volunteer efforts of our employees through our Volunteer Investment Program (VIP). Giving back is a very personal thing, so we’ve designed VIP to support our employees in a variety of different ways. Through gift matching, volunteer grants, team fundraising, and release time for volunteerism, we actively encourage our employees to get involved in their communities. We have also designed a sport sponsorship program to recognize the endless hours our employees spend as coaches, managers or fundraisers for their children’s amateur sports teams.
If you have an AstraZeneca employee volunteering for your organization, please ask them for details on VIP and whether your community group is eligible for VIP support.
VIP is one of the many ways that we can help our employees in their endeavours to give back – it’s our investment in their hard work and commitment.
Community Connection Day
Each year, we host a company-wide volunteer day for our employees. Working with our core charitable partners, Community Connection Day provides us with an opportunity to work on community improvement projects and get to know our charitable partners and the programs and services they provide a bit better. Since starting Community Connection Day in 2011, our employees have provided more than 6,000 hours of volunteer time in dozens of communities across Canada.