Within Oracle’s creative, solution-oriented culture is a community of employees who strive to make the world a better place. Oracle Volunteers lead and participate in virtual and in-person projects with hundreds of nonprofits and public institutions year-round. They support students and educators, protect nature and wildlife, and strengthen communities by helping people in need. Globally, the pandemic hit volunteering hard—but at the same time, it inspired action and empathy. Today, as its effects ebb, volunteerism is on the rise again.
461organizations supported in 42 countries
We began the year with a 24-hour celebration in honor of the Oracle Volunteering program’s 30th anniversary. More than 2,000 employees on six continents participated in virtual sessions that featured executive kickoffs for each region, volunteering activities, inspirational speakers, festive games, and brainstorming about how to do more good in the world.
Social change takes time, common cause, inspired action, money, and often sweat. It also takes skill. More and more, we’re inviting our nonprofit and NGO partners to bring us their problems and matching them with teams of Oracle Volunteers who use their business and technical skills—plus our Oracle Cloud Free Tier—to design solutions that help accelerate positive change.
Oracle employees bring their whole selves to work, and many enjoy the affinity of employee resource groups (ERGs). Every year, our ERGs create Oracle Volunteering projects that celebrate belonging and giving back, including Martin Luther King Jr. service week and events for International Women’s Day and Autism Awareness Month, among others.Read how Oracle Volunteering supports diversity
Today, Oracle teams are often distributed across regions and time zones. The Oracle Volunteering program brings far-flung teammates together to do good. Camaraderie is a natural byproduct of volunteering with colleagues, whether virtually or in person. Of course, the world benefits too, and when volunteers work together to support the causes they care about, the ripple effect can be profound—for global society and for team culture.Community building at Oracle
Every full-time Oracle employee may volunteer up to 40 hours a year during their scheduled work time, and many Oracle Volunteers contribute hundreds of hours beyond that. Through Oracle Giving, we match our employees’ charitable donations to causes around the world up to US$1,000 per employee per year—and more in times of crisis. Why? Because ensuring that our people feel empowered to do good is part of our business.Learn more about employee giving
Focus on Environment
March–April: Employees team up with environmental organizations to take action for a healthy planet.
Focus on Education
August–September: Employees give special attention to supporting students, schools, and education-focused nonprofits.
Focus on Community
November–December: Employees share their time and resources to help those in need.
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