At Aerospace, our people have a rich history of giving back and creating positive impact within their communities and the causes they are passionate about.
The AeroCares platform provides a convenient year-round resource for employees actively engaged in volunteering, while also providing guidance for those considering volunteering and giving opportunities. This year, Aerospace employees exceeded expectations and all previous yearly tallies by donating more than 5,000 hours of volunteer time, with 11 employees each volunteering more than one hundred hours. Employees are encouraged to log their volunteer hours on the AeroCares platform, and a monthly award program has been established to acknowledge the efforts of our Aerospace volunteers.
As people strive to lead lives that reflect their values, the expression of civic life has evolved. Whether online, at the office, or at the local food bank; whether with a vote, a voice, or a wallet – doing good comes in many forms, and Aerospace recognizes and celebrates them all.
Since its inception in April, the following Aerospace employees have been selected as recipients of the Aerospace Volunteer of the Month Award:
- In April, AeroCares recognized Cong Vo for his volunteer work assisting the Pacific Battleship Center with its accounting operations, and his support to the USS Iowa battleship’s daily operations.
- In May/June, Oliver Ambrosia and Daniel Jean were both recognized for their volunteering efforts with the Herndon Science Competition. In addition to his work with Herndon, Jean also speaks to sixth grade students in Anaheim, CA about STEM and STEM careers.
- In July, Riaz Musani was recognized for volunteering with the Roadrunner Food Bank, New Mexico’s largest hunger relief organization.
- In August, Maben Jimenez was recognized for her volunteer work with STEM Advantage, a nonprofit organization providing STEM career opportunities to California state university students, and for her efforts to restore the Ballona Wetlands.
- In September, James Clark was recognized for his years of volunteer outreach events at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Aerospace.