Virtual Volunteers: Continuing to Engage With Our Communities

17 APR 2020

Our tradition of employee volunteer work reaches back to 1997 when we created Community TeamWorks (CTW) to partner with nonprofit organizations around the world to make a meaningful difference in the communities in which we work and live.

As the pandemic continues to deeply impact our communities, the people of Goldman Sachs have responded by committing to volunteer through a special virtual CTW campaign.

Virtual projects include writing notes of appreciation to Mount Sinai Hospital staff (L) and even some family members joined in on creating cards for isolated seniors in New York City (R).

This special campaign includes 75 projects with 40 nonprofit partners globally, with more being added. Projects include coaching small business owners during the crisis, tutoring homebound students with their school work, supporting healthcare workers on the frontlines, and connecting with seniors who may find themselves isolated and alone.

This campaign builds upon our previously announced initiatives, including the COVID-19 Relief Fund and the COVID-19 Employee Match Program.

With Junior Achievement students unable to attend regular programs due to COVID-19, our people supported their financial literacy journey by recording short videos on key topics.

In this environment where so many individuals around the world are facing significant hardships, we have an opportunity to bring our people and communities together to extend the support of our Goldman Sachs community to some of the most vulnerable populations affected by this crisis.

We look forward to resuming our traditional CTW season when circumstances allow, to serve additional communities in need in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, we will continue to expand our virtual volunteering opportunities, mobilizing our people to support our communities around the world.