As a business, we focus on serving the needs of neighbors in our District, so it’s no surprise that giving back to our communities is an important part of our employee experience.
At the Richmond Fed, we’re committed to strengthening the economy and our communities – and we take that commitment seriously. Giving back and making a difference in our communities is important to our employees.
Each year, our Bank provides up to 16 hours of paid community service leave for employees to serve nonprofit organizations of their choice. While volunteering in our communities, we gain a better understanding of the people we serve in our District. Volunteering also provides opportunities for team building, new skill development and leadership experience.
Our Civic Engagement Office helps connect employees to a wide range of community service opportunities with local nonprofit organizations. For instance, Richmond Fed employees regularly participate in teaching Junior Achievement financial education programs and mentor students in our public schools. Employees may also support the community through our annual United Way workplace campaign.
We believe in working together to help strengthen the communities where we live and work.