Stop Hunger Now’s vision is not only to meet the demand of those suffering from hunger, but also to empower the compassionate volunteers that want to help them. Stop Hunger Now offers a skills-based volunteering program as a way for corporate volunteers to engage at a deeper level while building capacity for Stop Hunger Now. Personal talents and professional competencies are individually matched to strengthen Stop Hunger Now’s infrastructure and to help Stop Hunger Now successfully achieve its mission.

The Opportunity

With numerous U.S. and several international locations, we welcome corporate employees to volunteer all over the world. Assignments can be anywhere from a few weeks to several months. We then collaborate with our corporate partners to determine the right assignment which could include strategic planning with our Board, Marketing, Development, Program, or Finance Teams. Our corporate partners and volunteers will benefit by knowing they can create a greater impact on critical social issues by offering its own best resource – its professional expertise.

Success Stories

KURT AREHART – Genworth Volunteer

Genworth, a leading financial security company, believes one of the best ways to help a nonprofit is by utilizing the skills and expertise of its employees. In 2012, Genworth Financial executives developed a business expansion plan for Stop Hunger Now’s meal packaging program in the U.S., identifying key markets for future operations. Kurt Arehart, Business Competitiveness Manager for Genworth Mortgage Insurance, has been instrumental in building capacity and support for the mission of Stop Hunger Now. Leveraging his experience in analysis and strategic planning, Kurt has led committees in development of new Stop Hunger Now programs and initiatives, and currently serves on its board of directors.

“Leading a team of Genworth professionals, working along with Stop Hunger Now staff to create a domestic expansion planning tool was a great experience,” says Arehart. “My diversely skilled Genworth team was able to make a big difference for Stop Hunger Now, and felt very rewarded in the bargain. I have found that using my individual professional strengths in the service of Stop Hunger Now is a deeply meaningful way to give back.”

BARBARA DEAN  – GlaxoSmithKline, PULSE Volunteer

In 2009, GSK launched a skill based volunteer initiative (PULSE) where employees are matched to non-profit organizations for either 3 or 6 months. The PULSE Volunteer Partnership has enabled 486 employees from across 51 different countries to work with 92 nonprofit partners in 61 countries. The PULSE mission is to Change Communities, Change Yourself, and Change GSK. “My experience at Stop Hunger Now has been very rewarding, both professionally and personally. ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’ Ghandi’s quote resonates with me because big changes can start from small beginnings. Using my skill sets, GSK tools and ways of working, I was able to make positive and sustainable changes to an organization that already has a strong vision and mission to end hunger in our lifetime. I now have the opportunity to share back to GSK the great ideas and passion that Stop Hunger Now embraces. This PULSE assignment is truly a WIN-WIN for all.”

RALPH PUCKETT – GlaxoSmithKline, PULSE Volunteer 

GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is a long-time supporter of Stop Hunger Now. Its PULSE Volunteer Partnership matched employee Ralph Puckett with Stop Hunger Now for a six-month, skills-based assignment in 2013. Ralph shared, “During my recent vision trip to Belize, I personally witnessed the many miracles where Stop Hunger Now met the needs of many hungry children and adults…. These sights and sounds have been a true blessing to my heart.” Following his PULSE commitment, Ralph became a Stop Hunger Now CHEF (Certified Hunger Event Facilitator) and hosted a 10,000 meal event at his home for 60 friends to celebrate his 62nd birthday.

Contact

For more information on how your company can work with Stop Hunger Now and help transform the lives of your staff and those in need, please contact our Corporate Relations Team: Karen Sanders Noe at knoe@stophungernow.org or Aid Procurement Director, Paul Renaud at prenaud@stophungernow.org.

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