Globe Telecom is calling on private organizations and non-government agencies to collaborate and join the company’s volunteerism program by providing opportunities to volunteer or fielding volunteers to create a Globe of Good. Globe Corporate Communications senior vice president Yoly Crisanto divulged that the company aims to share its unique culture of volunteerism to more Filipinos by partnering with like-minded organizations who are open to engage volunteers within their operations.
Crisanto added that Globe will help connect interested volunteers to activities nationwide so that more people can spread and share acts of kindness to those in need. She explained that the company recognizes the Filipino’s innate caring for others.
“This partnership allows us to expand volunteer opportunities to as many organizations as possible while encouraging more Filipinos to participate, share their time, and be agents of positive societal change,” Crisanto stated. She also said that this will rekindle the spirit of bayanihan, a custom in the Philippines involving Filipinos working together as a community to help each other or a particular individual.
In 2017, Globe registered over 52 percent participation rate for its employees as volunteers, benefiting 110 schools and 93 local government units and non-government organizations nationwide. The company also gives its employees the opportunity to volunteer internationally.
In an effort to rebuild communities devastated by natural disasters, Globe supports the Singtel Group “Better Together” Overseas Volunteering Program (OVP). Since 2011, the company has been bringing in volunteers from Singtel and Optus to support various local communities in the Philippines, and in 2017, other Singtel affiliates participated led by Advanced Info Service (AIS) in Thailand, Bharti Airtel and Bharti Foundation in India, expanding volunteering opportunities region-wide and making the volunteer experience richer.
The nationwide volunteering program intends to use the iVolunteer Philippines platform, which matches Filipinos to various civil-society organizations with available volunteering opportunities. iVolunteer Philippines was one of the top five winners of the Global Future Makers (GFM), a social innovation program that seeks to address the various causes of poverty in the country through information and communications technology (ICT).
Interested parties who want to enroll their organization for volunteering opportunities may go to facebook.com/GlobeBridgeCom.