At Novartis, we actively nurture a culture of giving and volunteering with our associates. Here’s how our people are making a difference around the world and why they volunteer.
We empower our people to engage and volunteer on their own terms, enabling everyone to make a difference in their chosen community and an impact on society’s biggest challenges and unmet needs. Our Engagement & Volunteering (E&V) program is based around three pillars: employee giving, community initiatives, and skills-based volunteering. As one of the most inclusive and needs-driven, partner-led programs, with no upper limit on the number of volunteering or engagement hours and volunteering permitted during work hours, the Novartis E&V program was featured as best practice for impact valuation and for non-profit partnering at the 26th World Volunteer Conference.
Engagement & Volunteering at Novartis: Snapshots from around the globe
Our US-based associate Janelle Rychlick uses her professional skills by volunteering with the Tent Partnership for Refugees, a global non-profit organization dedicated to supporting refugees to integrate into their host communities. Janelle mentors an LGBTQI refugee via sessions on career planning, resumés, interview skills and networking.
“Novartis is focused on reimagining medicine and improving people's lives. I believe volunteering is an extension of those goals to make a difference in our society. Volunteering allows you to give back to others and helps create a kinder world. It gives you the opportunity to learn from others and broaden your horizon”.