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Thursday 21 May 2015  

Three cheers for volunteers

  • $85,000 in Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) grants donated by ExxonMobil Australia to support community organisations in recognition of its employees’ community volunteering efforts
  • More than $1.6 million awarded since the program began in 2002
  • Recipients include schools, kindergartens, fire brigades, youth, welfare, surf lifesaving and cultural organisations

MELBOURNE: ExxonMobil Australia today announced the allocation of $85,000 to community organisations in recognition of the volunteering work of its employees.

ExxonMobil’s annual Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) encourages employees who give more than 20 hours of volunteer work each year to nominate their community service organisation to receive a $1,000 donation from the company.

Community organisations benefiting from the VIP grants include schools, kindergartens, fire brigades, scouts, surf lifesaving clubs and cultural groups.

The VIP funds help community groups to buy equipment, resources and enhance programs.

“We are proud to support the volunteer efforts of employees in their communities through the VIP program,” said ExxonMobil Community Relations Manager, Lisa Trood.

“VIP is one of many programs we support each year to help the local community”, she said.

Since the program’s inception in 2002, more than $1.6 million dollars has been donated to community organisations and in the past year employees have volunteered for more than 5,500 hours.

 

-ENDS-

Contact:

Media enquiries:

Lisa Trood
03 9270 3440

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