Employee Volunteering Program
The Kronenberg Foundation

Employee Volunteering Program at Citi is Poland's first and largest structured program of this type. Managed by  Kronenberg Foundation, it was developed to stimulate and champion community involvement among the employees of Citi Handlowy. It provides them with instruments, financial support, expertise and logistics necessary to volunteer for those who need help.

Citi Handlowy and Citi Subsidiaries employees are offered a range of opportunities for volunteering for community organizations or local self-governments. Many design their own original projects for collective or individual volunteering.

Among the most important projects are:

  • Citi Community Day, an annual event with volunteers  implementing around  original community projects in several dozen locations throughout Poland;
  • Innovative employee integration off-sites combined with volunteer work, the first of this kind Poland. Rather than waging paintball battles, employees renovate education centres, build playgrounds or take care of animals;
  • Involvement in the Foundation's financial education programmes for children and youth;
  • Regular charity projects for the inmates of children's homes in Równe, Julin, Dębniki and Rawa Mazowiecka; including Christmas events organized as a part of Santa's Assistants program;
  • Special projects engaging the employees and clients of Citi Handlowy with their families, as well as student organizations, designed and delivered with Foundations Ja Wisła, Our Earth, and ABCXXI "All of Poland Reads to Children"; as well as students of Warsaw University.

The Foundation cooperates with the Volunteer Centre Association enjoying the official title of Friend of Volunteering.

Employee Volunteering Program at Citi Handlowy was launched 12 years ago. Over the years volunteers donated almost 133 000 hours working for more than 285 000 beneficiaries. According to survey conducted by the Kronenberg Foundation, the most popular choice of project type is working for children. Donating blood is also popular among Citi Handlowy volunteers.

Moreover, as many as 14 Citi Handlowy volunteers were chosen "Personality of the Month" by the Association Volunteering Centring in Poland. The program recognizes volunteers who champion volunteerism in their organizations and are uniquely dedicated to helping people in need.