The EY Foundation Australia has been nominated for the Corporate Volunteering Award for their work on youth education, employment, serious illness and mental illness, as well as fundraising and food drives for charities.
EY Foundation was established in 2004 and recently aligned its vision to EY’s global commitment to helping build a better working world for our youth.
This commitment extends to their corporate social responsibility objectives and reconciliation action plan initiatives.
“We work individually with each of our supported charities to see where we can add the most value. This takes many forms and is tailored to meet their individual needs and organisation.” – EY Foundation
They provide practical help to those that need it most through pro-bono professional services, mentoring, financial giving and volunteering.
“Working with the homeless, children, or those most at risk helps our people see aspects of the world and meet people that we may not normally encounter as part of our own lives.” – EY Foundation
EY Foundation also supports two national campaigns, Breast Cancer and Movember, and also participates in the Australian Business Community Network to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged school students nationally.
EY contributes financial resources as well as the time of their people to help inspire to try and achieve social change around young people's mental health.
They play a part by helping inspire in their mission to reduce suicide statistics, increase awareness about the issue within the community, and counter the stigma attached to mental health issues.
CEO of Volunteering Queensland, Mara Basanovic, said the Volunteering Awards acknowledge the extraordinary and valuable work done every day by hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state.
“These prestigious awards highlight and pay tribute to the caring individuals who inspire and epitomise the spirit of volunteerism through their compassion, commitment and hard work. The positive impact they contribute strengthens and connects their communities.”
“The awards also promote the enormous value and vital contribution of volunteering to the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of Queensland.”
Award recipients will be announced during National Volunteer Week, which runs from 8 - 14 May 2017.