Volunteering is said to be part of a Tata employee's DNA and has been undertaken since the group's inception more than 150 years ago.
We believe that the Group's legacy of 'giving back' can best be practiced by rolling up our sleeves and being the change that we wish to see in this world. Volunteering is one of the key mechanisms that we have chosen to channelize our most valuable assets, our people, towards societal good.
Over and above giving time and directing professional expertise and rich experience towards pressing environmental and social issues, volunteering also enhances social cohesion and strengthens communities. Today, the Tata group clocks more than a million volunteering hours annually. Over 40 per cent of the total volunteering hours are contributed through the group-level volunteering programme Tata Engage, in which over 60 Tata companies participate.
Tata companies have been undertaking volunteer actions since inception. To augment the efforts of the companies' own volunteering initiatives and institutionalizevdivideVol volunteering across the Tata group, Tata Sustainability Group set up Tata Engage. Launched on 3rd March 2014 on the occasion of the 175th birth anniversary of our founder Jamsetji Tata, the group-level volunteering programme brings Tata companies onto a common volunteering platform.
To encourage Tata volunteers around the globe to engage with the community by contributing their time and skills.
To help Tata employees, their family members and retired employees identify volunteering opportunities through the three distinct formats of Tata Engage and enable partner non-profits to seek volunteers by uploading requirements through Tata Engage website.
Today, Tata Engage has emerged as a vibrant platform that kindles, nurtures and channelizes the volunteering spirit at Tata and amplifies outcomes by:
not only Tata
also their families
and retired Tata
volunteers with not only
the causes close to their
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society organisations who work
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donate not just their
time, but also talent
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As on date, the Tata Engage platform has over
registered volunteers from various Tata companies
To know more about Tata Engage, watch this video
Social and environmental change calls for an outcomes-based approach which is supported by active participation from all quarters. Whether big or small, at the Tata Group, we see each initiative as a change management project and plan and execute it in a systematic approach. Our programs range from a 4-hour experiential volunteering activity to a 6-month professional volunteering project to volunteering in the aftermath of a disaster.
Tata Volunteering Week
Event-based volunteering. Celebrated in March and September every year. 2 to 8 hours
Skill-based, weekend volunteering. Projects offered every June and December. 1 to 6 months
Volunteering for Disaster Response
Volunteering on the field as a part of a Tata Disaster Response Programme. Need based. 7 to 9 days
The Tata group was recognized for the
"Best Corporate Volunteering Programme" globally by IAVE in 2018
Tata Engage Website and App Platforms
Are you a current or retired Tata employee or have a family member working at the Tata group?
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