Introducing colleagues to the great work happening inside Club doors.
When the work day ends, Jordan Jhabvala knows he has another job waiting for him at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver. Club kids and teens are depending on volunteer mentors like Jordan to edit their school essay, rehearse an interview or release energy on the basketball court.
Jordan can’t separate his full-time job at Charles Schwab from the valuable experience of volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs. They go hand-in-hand, especially at Charles Schwab where employees are encouraged to spend time supporting community nonprofits. The company’s culture of giving back to the community was one of the driving forces that brought Jordan to the company four years ago.
More than 850 Charles Schwab employees will volunteer at 42 Boys & Girls Clubs across the nation during the annual Schwab Volunteer Week held May 20-24, 2019. Volunteers will lend a hand with tasks such as painting and cleaning Clubs and hosting financial literacy workshops for Club teens.
Many Charles Schwab employees are involved throughout the year, too. Every fall and winter, Jordan helps teens craft their story and edit speeches for the annual Youth of the Year competition. He’s also helped organize a holiday party and toy giveaway.
Jordan, who serves on the associate board of directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, understands the importance of introducing his colleagues to the great work happening inside Club doors. He takes special care to recruit new volunteers, knowing they will want to come back again and again after just a few minutes in a Club.
“Every volunteer effort is meaningful,” Jordan says. “No matter how small you think it may be, small things done over and over make a huge impact.”
After Jordan led a class of Charles Schwab interns spending a day at the Club, they took the initiative to fundraise $1,000 to purchase new shoes for Club kids. Similar efforts have contributed enough money to purchase hundreds of shoes over the past several years.
“Watching others fall in love with Boys & Girls Clubs is just incredible,” Jordan says.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at a Boys & Girls Club in your community, go to our Find a Club page and contact your local organization.