Do you know a Weyerhaeuser employee who is making an impact in your community?
At Weyerhaeuser, we believe volunteers are the heart of our communities, and we are fortunate to have so many individuals who lend their time and talents to the places where we work and live.
Every year, we recognize four outstanding employees or employee teams who are making a difference in any of the following categories:
Education and Youth Development
Human Services, Civic, Culture and Public Safety
Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion
Recipients of our “Volunteer of the Year” award receive internal recognition on our company news platform and a $5,000 grant to the nonprofit, school or civic organization named in the nomination form submitted. Learn more about the eligibility and nomination process below.
The 2021 nomination deadline is November 19.
Eligibility & Criteria
Eligibility & Criteria
Nominee(s) must be an active Weyerhaeuser employee.
Individuals or teams may be nominated by another Weyerhaeuser employee or by any member of the community.
Nominees are not required to have participated in the WAVES (Weyerhaeuser Active Volunteer Employees) program previously.
Nominees should demonstrate commitment to making their community a better place through their voluntary service in one of the four award categories.
Recipients will be selected based on their initiative and the actual outcomes achieved as a result of their volunteer contributions.
Service must be performed outside the context of the nominee’s paid employment. Activities should be unpaid and may not include court-ordered community service.
The Company Giving team will manage the selection process and is responsible for announcing the award recipient.
To help your nominee in the consideration process, tell their story in a compelling way to help the selection committee understand why the person or team stands out. (The selection committee is likely hearing about your nominee and their volunteer activities for the first time.)
Here are some helpful things to consider:
How does this person's volunteer work benefit your local community?
Does this person take initiative?
Is your nominee innovative and creative in problem-solving or finding solutions?
How does this person inspire others?
Does this person demonstrate selflessness and commitment to the project, program and community?
Is your nominee committed for the long term?
Winning employees will receive a $5,000 WAVES grant award to the nonprofit, school or civic organization they support. If a team is selected, the team will be awarded one grant award on behalf of the team.
Winning employees also receive a certificate of recognition from the sponsoring Senior Management Team member.
The recipients in each category will be featured on Weyerhaeuser's internal news site for their volunteer work.
Nominations will be accepted throughout the year, and must be received by Nov. 5.