Local Esso volunteers give back to the community through VIP program
22 June 2012
ExxonMobil Australia is donating $115,000 to not-for-profit organisations in 2012 in recognition of the volunteering work of its employees.
ExxonMobil’s Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) encourages employees who give more than 20 hours of volunteer work each year to nominate their community service organisation to receive a $1,000 donation from the company.
Many local community organisations will benefit from the funding through nominations from employees, including local CFAs, life saving clubs, pre-schools and primary schools.
Local volunteer and Esso Long Island Point employee Grant Gibbs said that the grant would really benefit Mount Martha Life Saving Club.
“I’ve been volunteering at Mount Martha Life Saving Club for 12 years now and have seen the direct results that grants like the VIP have had on helping the club develop. The money donated through the ExxonMobil VIP grant has primarily supported our Seniors Team which caters for youth members aged between 14-21 years. The funds have assisted the purchase of new training equipment, along with allowing the club to subsidise transport and training for these vital members. With the assistance of the VIP grants the Seniors Team has grown from four members in 2007 to over 60 members in 2012, a great result for the club and the community”.
Long Island Point Plant Manager, David Anderson, said that ExxonMobil is proud to support the volunteer efforts of employees in their local communities through the VIP program.
“Our VIP grants provide a good opportunity for us to thank our employees who give their time and energy to help others in the community, as well as give back to local organisations in the communities where we operate,” he said.
ExxonMobil has donated more than $1million dollars to not-for-profit organisations since the VIP grants commenced in 2002.
Leigh Newman, Public Affairs Adviser
T: 03 9270 3441