We invest in our communities because when they grow stronger, we all benefit. Volunteers — whether employees, retirees,
friends, or family members — are making our communities better places to work and live.
Weyerhaeuser encourages employees to volunteer in our communities and supports their volunteer efforts. In 2011, 1,364 Weyerhaeuser
employees completed more than 135 projects and contributed nearly 21,660 volunteer hours through the team-based Making WAVES
(Weyerhaeuser Active Volunteer Employees) and individual iWAVE volunteer programs. As a result of their efforts $302,000
WAVES grant dollars were awarded to support our communities.
ABOUT OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS
When is making waves a good thing? When employees, retirees, families, and friends contribute time, energy, and skills to
projects in their communities through the Making WAVES and iWAVE programs — and earn grant money for their favorite nonprofits,
municipal organizations and schools at the same time.
Weyerhaeuser invests in the communities where we operate, and we honor our employees who do the same. Making WAVES and iWAVE,
administered though the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund, is one way volunteers are making a difference across the United States
Volunteer projects may include beautifying and cleaning up parks and streams, mentoring and coaching youth, serving on nonprofit boards, providing nonprofits with business expertise, serving local food and clothing banks, and more.
WEYERHAEUSER EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEER OR THE QUARTER AWARD
Every quarter, we award special recognition to a Weyerhaeuser individual or team that is making a positive impact through volunteerism and outstanding community service. We are fortunate to have so many employees who take time out of their busy schedules and share their talents to make our communities even better. This award is all about applauding the work of our very own unsung heroes.
Anyone can nominate a Weyerhaeuser employee volunteer! Just fill out and submit this simple nomination form. All nominees must be active employees.
Award recipients are announced at our companywide employee forums each quarter, and a $1,000 WAVES grant is then awarded to the nonprofit, school or civic organization of the recipient’s choice. All grants must align with our WAVES employee volunteer program guidelines.
DISASTER RELIEF AND RESPONSE
When disaster strikes, we support our employees’ desire to help communities in need with our Disaster Relief Employee Volunteer Program. The program allows an employee up to two weeks (80 hours) of paid time off in a 12-month period to assist in disaster relief in a Weyerhaeuser location, provided the area has been formally declared a disaster zone by state, provincial or federal authorities. Employees volunteer with a qualified nonprofit agency or government agency that is actively working on the ground 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. Participation is contingent on program guidelines, business conditions and manager approval, and employees are personally responsible for associated travel, lodging and meal costs.
Employees in Action
Every year, employees at our corporate headquarters lend their time, treasure and talent to our United Way campaign. This
video demonstrates their creative spirit as they participate in a circus-themed event to raise money for those in need.
In 2011, when one of our operating areas in the southern U.S. was devastated by tornados, our employees sprung into action
to assemble hygiene kits for those in need. Partnering with World Vision, the kits were then distributed to children in
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who survived the disaster. Each kit included a hand-written note of encouragement from a Weyerhaeuser