We pride ourselves on our community involvement and encourage our employees to dedicate time to our many corporate group volunteering programs that Genworth coordinate with.
Volunteering through Genworth is a fun and different way for our teams to connect whilst providing much needed assistance to our valued community partners.
St Vincent de Paul Society
For over 175 years, the St Vincent de Paul Society or Vinnies, as it is known fondly in Australia, has been lending the hand of support to people experiencing disadvantage. Through a strong network of 40,000 members and volunteers in 900 communities across Australia and many hundreds of professional services, Vinnies provides a range of programs that assist people experiencing homelessness; domestic and family violence; mental illness and addiction. A major part of Vinnies’ work is to support people who are at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness. Vinnies operates numerous homeless services across Australia including; crisis accommodation; family services; refuges for women and children escaping domestic violence; one to one case management support; access to medical, legal and financial advice; education and training; and meals programs.
Genworth partners with Vinnies in supporting those experiencing homelessness in areas such as intervention programs and keeping kids engaged with education to develop a love of lifelong learning. From participating in the 'CEO Sleepout', to volunteering at Vinnies warehouses and supporting homeless services we are there helping to reduce the large number of homeless in Australia.
The Forsight Foundation
The Forsight Foundation provides accommodation, support and training for adults who are deaf/blind with multiple disabilities. Genworth and the Forsight Foundation have partnered together to provide a comfortable living environment for Forsight's deaf/blind residents through financial support and the Genworth volunteers program. The Genworth volunteers program has helped build and renovate Forsight resident homes to increase the quality of independent living for its residents.
Genworth’s relationship with Forsight Australia dates back to 2007. Since that time, Genworth has contributed much financial support to enable Forsight to move toward their mission to remove isolation and promote inclusion for deaf/blind adults. With Genworth’s support, they have been able to retrofit kitchens, bathrooms and hallways to accommodate disabled adults. Our successful Backyard Blitz program has seen gardens improved, fences mended and walls painted. With 15 events completed to date, the program has given over 150 employees the opportunity to participate in improving the quality of resident homes.
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, collecting quality excess food from commercial outlets and delivering it directly to more than 1,000 charities supporting people in need across the country.
Genworth’s commitment to reducing impacts on the environment associated with its business activities and supporting best practices to support environmental sustainability aligns with OzHarvest’s four mission pillars:
- Rescue: Eliminating hunger and food waste through the redistribution of quality surplus food
- Educate: Education about healthy eating, nutrition, preventing food waste and sustainability
- Engage: Community engagement is the heartbeat of OzHarvest and grows daily
- Innovate: Constantly looking for news ways and solutions to combat food waste and hunger.