Making a Difference: Volunteering
The drive and commitment our people bring to their jobs doesn't end when they leave the office.
Volunteering is an important part of our firm's culture, and our employees regularly give their time to help communities around the world. Many of these activities take place through our Community TeamWorks program, which gives our professionals a day out of the office to help local nonprofit groups.
We asked our people to tell us about the projects their community involvement and the importance of volunteering at Goldman Sachs. Here's what they told us.
“I have participated in several Community TeamWorks events, both in Hong Kong and in New York when I was in training. I am always amazed by the program. People take it very seriously and are willing to make time for it, even on weekends.”
—Phyllis, Analyst, Investment Banking
“I am part of the Goldman Sachs Mentorship Program, where I visit a school for the underprivileged. My job is to make them aware of their opportunities, provide guidance on career choices and help them prepare for exams and job interviews. It’s interesting and mentally satisfying to be involved in someone’s growth process.”
—Raagini, Analyst, Technology
“Through a colleague at the firm, I’ve joined the board of trustees for a university whose demographic is mostly minority women. The experience has been both rewarding and challenging as I’ve been able to leverage the business acumen and management skills I’ve gained at Goldman Sachs to support the strategic planning for the university’s future.”
—Johanna, Vice President, Global Investment Research
“I have had the privilege of working on several Community TeamWorks projects with underprivileged children. As much as the children have gained from these experiences, it has also opened my eyes to the responsibility each of us has to better our local communities.”
—Bill, Associate, Internal Audit