Deutsche Post DHL's annual Volunteer Day went global
Building on the resounding success of Volunteer Day activities in recent years, Deutsche Post DHL has been given the initiative a global dimension. The new Global Volunteer Day 2011 gave employees around the world plenty of opportunity to get involved in community projects.
Global Volunteer Day 2011
- South Korea
- USA, Florida
- Costa Rica
German volunteers cleaned up along the banks of the Sieg, a small river near Bonn.
Colleagues in Portugal spent their Global Volunteer Day with underprivileged children at the go-kart track.
Volunteers in Chile built a transitional house that will serve as a classroom at a local school damaged by the recent earthquake.
In Croatia, volunteers spent a whole day working outdoors together and clearing the Maksimir Wood in Zagreb.
Volunteers planted trees to help revitalize the Dairy Farm Nature Park in Singapore.
Employees in the Ukraine helped more than 100 orphans, cleaning the school grounds as well as collecting and delivering clothes, books, and toys for children.
Volunteers in Mexico cleaned out a warehouse, donated educational toys and painted a wall surrounding the daycare center's playground with bright, cheerful images. The center cares for more than 80 children between 2 months and 6 years old; it also has a program for gifted children.
Employees in Thailand gathered bright and early on a weekend to get to work at a local school; planting trees, renovating the school's facilities, donating basic supplies and participating in fun activities with the children.
South Korea: Volunteers helped farmers from the local community to harvest their crops.
Volunteers in Florida spent their time shingling roofs and painting two Fort Lauderdale homes as part of Habitat for Humanity of Broward County's commitment to meet the needs of low-income families in the community with affordable housing, while considering the environment.
Costa Rica: Employees planted 400 trees, indigenous to the humid tropics, in a nature reserve.
Volunteers in Uganda undertook a charity mission among the slum households of Kampala City called Katanga. Of particular interest was a poor 71 year old widow called Berna Nakijjoba who is volunteer caretaker of orphaned and abandoned children.