• April 14, 2022
  • Posted by GECU Cares

5 Local Ways to Take Part in National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate volunteers, recognize their impact, and encourage giving back to our communities. This year, National Volunteer Week is being celebrated April 17 – 23. At the heart of GECU Cares, our organization-wide volunteer and give back program, are our volunteers. We could not do what we do without these individuals who so willingly give their time and energy to support our community!

Since we launched our GECU Cares program in 2019, our team members have volunteered over 5,000 hours in our communities. Below are a few local organizations we’re encouraging them to support during National Volunteer Week. Join us by volunteering some of your own time, too. Together, we can make a difference! 

Ways you can give back during National Volunteer Week

1. Put food on the table

Many of our neighbors face food insecurity, so do your part by spending time with La Soupe, Freestore Foodbank, or Reach Out Lakota!

2. Love on animals in need

Our furry friends need support, too. Connect with a local shelter like: Stray Animal Adoption Program, HART Animal Rescue, or Cincinnati Lab Rescue.

3. Clean up your neighborhood

Clean a local park, pick up trash in your neighborhood, or volunteer with a local organization like Keep Cincinnati Beautiful.

4. Help local kids

There are many ways you can impact the next generation. Look into working with one of our current and past Giveback Partners! Beech Acres Parenting Center, Grant Us Hope, and Operation Give Back.

5. Support the global community

Join our friends at Matthew 25: Ministries as they support communities in need all around the world.

Learn more about General Electric Credit Union’s GECU Cares program and our 2022 Giveback Partners here. Each year, the Credit Union selects three local nonprofit organizations that mirror our philosophy of “People Helping People.” Whether it’s financial contributions or volunteer manpower, we do what we can to help these organizations achieve their missions to better the community. 

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