GE Volunteers operate across the globe running a huge array of charitable events and community activities. Volunteerism is an essential element of the GE culture. As part of our wider Corporate Social Responsibility programme, our volunteering impacts on social issues directly relating to our core business and the community we operate in. We focus on three key areas, building our communities, education and young people.
For GE Aviation Wales, the Welsh 3 Peaks is the highlight of the volunteering calendar. The event began in 1998 and is now in its 21st year. It was the idea of a group of GE Aviation employees after they had competed in the National Three Peaks challenge event. Paul Shepherd, headed up the group and was the driving force behind the first Welsh Three Peaks Challenge event. Few of the original organising team are still involved with the event but with new volunteers coming in each year the event remains as strong as ever. Over 1,600 employees have volunteered their time to marshal and provide that all-important encouragement to participants. GE Aviation has also entered teams each year, helping to raise money for Ty Hafan.
GE Aviation Wales is based in Nantgarw, just north of Cardiff, Wales. Recent volunteering projects have included building an outdoor classroom for Ysgol Evan James, an outdoor play and seating area in the Waun Wen community and maths mentoring in local schools across South Wales.
At GE Aviation Wales we have a vision, but we also have the drive, the commitment and the skills to make it happen.