ETS staff are always encouraged to volunteer and make a difference in their communities. The Center for Advocacy & Philanthropy (CAAP) plays an important role in encouraging and supporting ETS staff efforts to engage in the communities where they live and work, by contributing time, labor and money to the causes they care about. View the 2020 snapshot of employee giving and volunteerism.
Volunteering at ETS
ETS demonstrates its commitment to communities and employee engagement by providing every ETS employee with one paid day per year to spend on community-based projects. The ETS Volunteer Program facilitates staff in providing both skilled and non-skilled assistance to organizations in their communities that improve education, social services, health and wellness, animal welfare, and the environment.
Employees further support local communities by volunteering to participate in quarterly blood drives and by donating goods to workplace drives throughout the year.
Employee-Giving Campaign: ETS Cares
Our commitment to strengthening communities is also demonstrated in the annual employee-giving campaign, ETS Cares. ETS Cares is a month-long campaign held in the Fall that raises money for a variety of causes — from helping disadvantaged children to helping animals in need. ETS Cares allows employees to donate online to any 501(c) (3) charitable organization of their choice.
ETS Employees' Fund
During the ETS Cares Campaign, employees have the opportunity to give to the ETS Employees' Community Action Fund (ECAF). ECAF is used to support scholarships and a community-based project selected by ETS staff in the year following the campaign.
ECAF projects have included constructing a Habitat for Humanity® house in Trenton, New Jersey; creating Education and Technology Resource Centers in Ewing and Lawrence, New Jersey; supporting a job training and career counseling center in Concord, California; and issuing scholarships to nearly 200 students in New Jersey and San Antonio, Texas.
In recent years, ETS employees in New Jersey and San Antonio have designated that ECAF support scholarships and have donated more than $1.3 million to ECAF for this purpose.