RBC readies volunteers for April service week

In anticipation of Volunteer Week in April, RBC has launched its 2011 Employee Volunteer programme, giving an estimated 79,000 employees around the world, including employees in Grand Cayman, opportunities to win grants for their charities of choice.

Volunteer Week is observed from 10-16 April in all of RBC’s global businesses.

RBC employees are eligible for grants in support of their charity of choice through the RBC Community Spirit Awards, the Employee Volunteer Grant Programme and the Day of Service Grant Award Programme.

“RBC developed these programmes to support employee volunteerism as part of our greater commitment to community involvement and corporate citizenship,” said Jason Waters, vice president and country head for RBC in Grand Cayman.

“These programmes accommodate our employee lifestyles and support employees who are already active volunteers or seeking to get involved in individual volunteer work or as part of a team.”

Employees who demonstrate outstanding leadership and dedication to their communities may be eligible for the Community Spirit Awards, while the Employee Volunteer Grant Programme rewards employees who volunteer more than 40 hours per year in community work.

The RBC Day of Service Grant supports teams who volunteer outside of work hours on any day during April.

Awards will be announced globally during Volunteer Week.