4 minute read 23 Sep 2019
EY connect day

How can one volunteer day start a lifetime of change?

By Sheri Beale

EY Americas Corporate Responsibility Supervising Associate

Supporting the next generation. Advocate for ethical & moral courage. First-generation college graduate. Coach. EY Global New Horizons participant.

4 minute read 23 Sep 2019

EY Connect Day is an annual event when we encourage all our people across the Americas to volunteer on a single day.

Last year, we rallied more than 19,000 EY employees across the US, Canada, Israel, Mexico, Central America and South America to work with local nonprofit organizations, with a focus on volunteer activities that support the next generation, teach entrepreneurial business skills, and advance environmental sustainability.

We are proud to help strengthen our communities, come together as teams, enhance our business skills and have some fun.

EY Connect Day volunteers share their experiences via social media channels using the hashtag #EYConnectDay. Follow along on October 4th, 2019 as we work together to help build a better working world.

Click here to watch video of our volunteers in action!

“It’s a lot of work on our part planning for the day, but it is worth every minute. We’ve always had positive experiences with EY volunteers ... they come eager to work ALL DAY.

Monica Lloyd 

Director of Programs, Shoes and Clothes for Kids

 

I am so glad I participated. Getting out and meeting new EY members while doing good in the community was a wonderful experience.

Cydney Davis

Assistant Director, EY

 

As a new employee, I enjoyed the opportunity to engage with leadership and strengthen relationships with the people in Assurance, and meet new people from different service lines. I had a wonderful experience!

Hillary Lephew

Staff, Assurance, EY

 

More about EY Connect Day

  • Since we held our first annual EY Connect Day in 2010, EY professionals have logged over 770,000 hours strengthening our communities across the Americas.
  • This year, we anticipate EY professionals will mentor an estimated 20,000 youth and train more than 2,000 people on workforce preparedness.
  • While many organizations host their own “single-day-of-service” events, EY maximizes impact by focusing on team building, leadership development and volunteering that leverages business skills.
  • EY Connect Day volunteers share their experiences via social media channels using the hashtag #EYConnectDay.

EY Connect Day 2018 by the numbers:

EY Connect

1

annual day of giving to strengthen our communities

EY Connect

776

organizations engaged

EY Connect

1,017

activities

EY Connect

3,038

people trained on workforce preparedness

EY Connect

19,834

EY volunteers

EY Connect

123,256

EY hours volunteered

EY Connect

20,386

youth mentored

EY Connect

5.1+ million

#EYConnectDay social media reach

Summary

EY Connect Day is an annual event when we encourage all our people across the Americas to volunteer on a single day. Since we held our first annual EY Connect Day in 2010, EY professionals have logged over 770,000 hours strengthening our communities across the Americas.

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By Sheri Beale

EY Americas Corporate Responsibility Supervising Associate

Supporting the next generation. Advocate for ethical & moral courage. First-generation college graduate. Coach. EY Global New Horizons participant.