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Civic Engagement

In 2016, 3,295 associates volunteered their skills and energy in support of 245 community projects across Massachusetts. In all, $1.3M were donated to support our goal of working together to make a lasting difference.

If you are interested in learning more about partnering with our associate engagement programs, please contact:

Lucy Darragh
Director, Corporate Citizenship

Brianne Tangney
Manager, Signature Programs and Civic Leadership Development


Volunteer projects

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston

Throughout the year, we partner with community—based nonprofits to provide one-day volunteer groups to help fulfill their current organizational needs.

Service Day

One Community. One Blue.

Our annual Service Day provides an opportunity for our associates to come together in common purpose and shared vision to make a difference for communities across Massachusetts. While the company remains open for business, over 3,000 associates volunteer together in service projects across the Commonwealth.

Skills-Based Volunteer Program

Donating our expertise

Our Skills-Based Volunteer Program connects the skills and expertise of our associates with the capacity-building needs of our nonprofit partners.

2016 Skills-Based Program Nonprofit Community Partners

  • Ascentria Care Alliance
  • Interfaith Social Services
  • Morgan Memorial Goodwill
  • Nurtury
  • Old Colony YMCA Stoughton
  • Pine Street Inn
  • South Shore Conservatory
  • The Trustees
  • Urban Farming Institute

William C. Van Faasen

Community Service Sabbatical Program

The Community Service Sabbatical program was created in 2005 to honor our former CEO William C. Van Faasen and his commitment to serving the communities of Massachusetts. This program offers six months of full-time work at a local nonprofit organization. During that time, associates can develop new skills and showcase existing ones while creating sustainable change in the community. One associate is selected annually to participate in the Sabbatical program.


BOKS (Building Our Kids' Success)


Project 351


Codman Square
Health Center

Mentoring Programs

Learning on the job

Our associates mentor students throughout Boston and the South Shore, providing them with invaluable educational support.

Students from public high schools gain work experience though our partnership with Boston Private Industry Council.


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