Lucy and her team at AMEX

Lucy – supporting older, isolated people since lockdown

Lucy works at American Express as a Volunteer Coordinator in the Local Sponsorships & Community Partnerships team.

“Community is at the heart of American Express’ values, and our colleagues are actively encouraged to get involved in our volunteer programme. Volunteering sessions take place during the working day and opportunities are available in a wide range of sectors, including education, environment, employability, diversity and inclusion, disability, and sport.

Amex colleagues are big hearted: more than 2,700 volunteer opportunities were taken up by colleagues last year and over 2,000 of these opportunities were in Sussex.

Our key charity partner in Sussex is Albion in the Community (AITC) with whom we operate a calendar of activities that require hands-on volunteers all year round. AITC leads the activities and our volunteers support them with expertise and lots of enthusiasm! We also help charities grow by tapping into our colleagues’ skills base at American Express. As such, we can dedicate time on specialisms such as marketing, HR, and accounting.

Since lockdown we’ve partnered with more charities that support older, isolated people in our community. We’re able to work well with charities who need virtual volunteers at this time.

Many of our colleagues have philanthropic values and want to give back to the community where they live and work, which is why our volunteer programme is so popular. This in turn helps us build a culture of kindness and inclusion in our working lives too.”

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“Since lockdown we’ve partnered with more charities that support older, isolated people in our community. We’re able to work well with charities who need virtual volunteers at this time.”

“Since lockdown we’ve partnered with more charities that support older, isolated people in our community. We’re able to work well with charities who need virtual volunteers at this time.”

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