April 17 marks the start of National Volunteer Week in the US, so it’s the perfect time to reflect on our new community outreach program. We take seriously our responsibility to give back to our communities, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s a great way to cement our teams and live our values.
The program began in Spring 2021, with a drive for Sarah’s Circle, a Chicago-based shelter that provides housing, life necessities, and supportive services to help local women who are homeless. Following a call-out to the team, we were able to personally deliver a huge haul of feminine products, including sanitary products, bottles of vitamins, and underwear – all generously donated by Vuealta employees.
Later, in the summer, 11 Vuealta volunteers signed up with Habitat for Humanity to help build affordable homes in under-developed neighborhoods across the country. Habitat for Humanity couldn’t mark a clearer break from the desk and the laptop. Minutes after arriving and signing a waiver, our team were in hard hats and toolbelts, climbing ladders, and hanging drywall. This, as well as being a good cause, was a great chance for everyone to do something with their hands that wasn’t office work!
Most recently, 10 team members have registered to be mentors for Hire Heroes USA, an organization that provides free job search assistance to US military members, veterans, and their spouses. Our volunteers have been providing useful advice to our soldiers, including resumé building, and giving advice on careers in consulting and tech. We look forward to continuing to provide job support to our veterans though this amazing organization.
Growth, partnership, expertise, confidence, and authenticity are the five values each of us aspires to embody at Vuealta. We challenge ourselves to live up to these values in our day-to-day work with our clients. However, it’s deeply fulfilling to apply these same values to those whose stories may be far-removed from the world of business planning.
With the goal of working with a different charity or cause every quarter, Vuealta’s outreach program is an enjoyable way of bringing our values to life in ways, we hope, which make meaningful differences to our communities.