The World Bank Group is the third largest employer in the Washington, DC area, excluding the Federal and District governments. With this large representation, it has a Community Outreach Program dedicated to helping the community of the Metropolitan Washington Area improve people's lives.
IFC staff are given one paid day each year for volunteer work to help their local communities through individual volunteering or group activities. Some examples of group volunteering activities have included:
China (Hong Kong)
Joined 'International Coastal Cleanup' campaign and cleaned a popular beach in Hong Kong.
Provided adult education in nearby villages, and supporting a ban on Polythene bags.
Made structural improvements to a local children's home.
Collaborated with Gawad Kalinga Foundation to construct houses for homeless residents of Western Bicutan in Taguig City.
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Refurbished local school, including repainting all school blocks and new sporting facilities.
Contributed more than 320 hours performing various tasks for the community such as food preparation for youth and homeless people, river clean up, invasive species removal, construction and painting services, and coaching/ mentoring services.