Getting out of our work environments to engage with our communities through service
gives us another way to surprise and delight people. It delights Outerwall employees,
too, who love to volunteer.
Employee participation in company service projects has grown from 3% in 2010 to 28%
in 2012. Our goal is to have a third of all employees volunteering by 2015. This
growth was created by encouraging employees to select nonprofits they were passionate
about and then getting their coworkers involved by developing a team service project.
Employees were able to earn a grant for the nonprofit by volunteering together.
We also provided volunteer opportunities at our office locations, to make it easy
for employees to get involved. To make sure employees feel supported and encouraged
to volunteer our executives are involved and actively participate.
We introduced Paid Volunteer Time in 2012 to support community service and to encourage
teams to volunteer together. Every employee is eligible to be paid for time spent
participating in company or team-sponsored volunteer service projects. Full-time
employees are eligible for up to eight hours per calendar year.
about how we support the community in our CSR report.