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Celebrating volunteerism at Deloitte and in our communities

How volunteering changes our perspectives

​Together, Deloitte and its professionals make an make an impact that matters in the communities where we live and work through year-round volunteerism. Read some of our professionals' volunteer stories below.

Helping our local communities

Thousands of Deloitte professionals contribute their skills and experience to help solve challenges for a variety of organizations and institutions, and volunteer their time to help support and improve their local communities. For example, more than 2,400 Deloitte professionals actively serve on nonprofit boards, providing guidance to the organizations that are addressing some of the most difficult societal issues. Deloitte Volunteer Councils in some of our major markets also connect professionals to local volunteer opportunities and nonprofits to support interested professionals in pursuing social impact efforts. In addition, thousands of our professionals participate in Impact Day, Deloitte’s annual organization-wide day of service—helping our local communities through skills-based and traditional volunteering.

In FY16, more than 27,000 Deloitte professionals contributed more than 353,000 volunteer hours in their communities. Read the stories below to learn more. 

David Williams, Deloitte LLP
I started volunteering in my community when I was in high school. Public service through volunteerism was both a core belief and an expectation for all seniors at my high school. In my time there, I volunteered on a political campaign, in city government, and as a tutor in a college preparatory program. Each of these experiences has had a profound effect on my life. It’s no coincidence, I think that my personal and professional experiences have mirrored that early volunteering effort, and that I am still an active volunteer to this day.
Doug Marshall, Deloitte LLP
Volunteering has given me the opportunity to connect with others in our community in a profoundly satisfying way – there are few better feelings than knowing you are making a difference in a person’s life.
Cedric Kudowor, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Volunteering has changed me by showing me the true value of selflessness. It has allowed me to really appreciate the positive impact I have on my community as it has on my own self.
Michelle Fertig, Deloitte Tax LLP
During my husband's six-week battle with pancreatic cancer, we were told "there's nothing we can do." We felt helpless. Since his passing, I learned about a nonprofit that organizes high-energy indoor team cycling events that provide a tangible way for people to fight back—100% of all money raised directly funds lifesaving rare cancer research. For the past three years, I’ve led teams with my Deloitte colleagues and raised more than $25,000. Volunteering has helped me keep my husband’s fighting spirit alive. There IS something we can do.
Vidya Ganesh, Deloitte Consulting LLP
The Sanskrit word for service is "seva," referring to an even deeper state of service: selfless service. Through volunteering, I have experienced true happiness that comes with helping selflessly and expecting nothing in return.
Nick Burrin, Deloitte Consulting LLP
I decided to get involved with a Bonton neighborhood farm in Dallas last year. The Bonton neighborhood is classified as a USDA food desert, meaning that the nearest grocery store is three hours away. I support the farm as a volunteer to help provide healthy food for the community. I live in the neighborhood, and this area needs a lot of support as it is poverty-stricken and isolated from the rest of Dallas. Volunteering has humbled me; it’s broadened my perspective to see the world through a different lens.
Pam Thorne, Deloitte Services LP
I don't have children, but I do have six nephews, who are my greatest joy. My passion is to share that joy with young children who may not have someone like me in their family. These young people always make more of an impact on me than I make on them. I believe that my individual efforts, combined with everyone else's individual efforts, can change the world.
Jeanah Oh, Deloitte Tax LLP
I've recently started volunteering at a local animal rescue group. I spend about three to four hours a week at the adoption center, helping with cleaning and adoptions. At first, I didn’t think I’d be able to do this, because I’m busy and travel so much. However, once I committed, I realized there is never a good or perfect time to start volunteering. You can never be too busy to help others in need. No matter how small, the impact you make will last a lifetime and will influence and motivate others to do the same.
Sean Rothermel, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Over the course of my career at Deloitte, I can't begin to guess the number of times I've heard the word “impact” with respect to our local communities and volunteering. However, leading the Deloitte’s Pittsburgh Skills-Based Volunteering Program in 2016 helped me understand “impact” and how to do good locally. By immersing myself in a non-profit Consulting project, I was able to build my understanding of the world outside of my Consulting box. Now, I feel more invested in the Pittsburgh community and empathetic of my Steel-town neighbors. Volunteering makes me feel like a citizen of my community.
InDria McNeal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mentoring has been a tremendous honor and also a great pleasure. I’ve had the exciting opportunity to focus on helping fellow veterans adjust to the civilian workplace culture to reach their full potential going forward.
Viraj Shah, Deloitte Tax LLP
Volunteering makes me feel responsible and inspired to be an active part of the society outside of Deloitte. It also makes me aware and motivated to give more and help others who do not have the opportunities that I did.
Denise Lew, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Volunteering has changed me by increasing my knowledge and understanding of the challenges people face every day, whether in making ends meet or adjusting to different phases in life. It allows me to contribute to community needs outside of work. Having devoted 26 years of my career to public service, serving in the military, I want to continue to offer some of my time for the common good. I also feel it's important to share the experiences I've had and hope the lessons I've learned can help others.

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