In 2018 Intel celebrated its 50th anniversary and to mark this special time in our company’s history, we set a goal for 50,000 employees to volunteer 1 million hours around the world in 2018. In December we announced that we had exceeded that goal with more than 63,000 employees – nearly 60 percent of our total employee population – giving more than 1 million hours of their time in 28 countries.
In Ireland, a record number of employees volunteered throughout 2018. In total, almost 60% of our total employee population volunteered 120,365 hours. This is the highest number of hours volunteered in a single year by Intel employees in Ireland. The volunteer hours were completed by employees based at Intel’s Leixlip, Shannon and Cork sites.
Why It Matters: Intel Involved, Intel’s corporate volunteer program, began in 1995. Since then, employees have generously volunteered with causes such as education, community development and tackling environmental challenges. Over the past decade, Intel employees have volunteered more than 10 million hours globally.
2018 resulted in more volunteers in a single year than ever before, a 59 percent increase compared with 2017. Volunteers gave back at a wide range of nonprofit organisations, including more than 210,000 hours to schools and educational institutions, nearly 110,000 hours to human services, and more than 41,000 hours to youth development programs.
There’s More: Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, qualified schools and nonprofit organisations are eligible for Volunteer Matching Grants from the Intel Foundation for every hour volunteered. Intel expects this will result in nearly $12 million to over 4,000 schools and charitable organisations around the world. Irish organisations will receive a significant percentage of these grants with the final total being announced on April 9th.
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