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Our employees tell us they feel more energized and fulfilled when they spend time volunteering in their communities. In countless ways, they generously offer their skills, compassion and dedication to improve the world we live in. They are at the heart of our community engagement program — and we are proud to support their work through our Weyerhaeuser Active Volunteer Employees program, also known as WAVES.

Sponsored by our Giving Fund, individuals or teams can apply for WAVES grants to support a broad range of social, environmental and economic organizations that employees volunteer for in their communities. This combination of funding and volunteerism strengthens local nonprofit and civic programs and helps our company contributions go further.

In 2013, our employees, retirees, families and friends contributed more than 42,154 volunteer hours through our WAVES program. As a result of their efforts, our Giving Fund awarded 211 WAVES grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to the organizations where they volunteered.

We honor some of our most outstanding volunteers each year through our Volunteer of the Quarter program. Anyone can nominate a Weyerhaeuser employee volunteer by filling out and submitting this nomination form.


Every year, our employees collect and donate hundreds of thousands of diapers for families in need during our signature annual companywide event — Operation Diaper Drive.

Our employees also take time to assist communities around the world through our Disaster Relief Employee Volunteer Program, which allows individuals to take up to 80 hours per year of paid time off to help a Weyerhaeuser location or community affected by disaster. Employees volunteer with a qualified nonprofit agency or government agency that is actively working to assist the affected community. In certain cases, employees may also partner with a qualified organization outside North America if Weyerhaeuser has formally declared support to the rebuilding efforts.

And, even at work, our employees are devoted volunteers. From diversity-network events to local fund-raising drives and our headquarter-region green team (named "The Sustainables"), we encourage our employees to think outside of their normal work scope, spend time on the issues they care about, and have fun — even at work!

See our full employee involvement data here.

Last updated August 19, 2014