Volunteerism

As 20,000 Californians who live and work in the communities we serve, the men and women of PG&E are passionate about giving back to the neighborhoods we share with our customers. Together, PG&E employees volunteered more than 48,000 hours last year in a range of charitable efforts across Northern and Central California.

In addition to volunteerism, our employees make personal donations to nonprofit organizations and schools in their communities through our annual Campaign for the Community. Last year, employees donated more than $6.5 million and PG&E matched many of those donations, contributing an additional $2 million.

PG&E Month of Service

In April 2013, PG&E held the inaugural PG&E Month of Service where more than 3,000 employees and their friends and families volunteered 13,000 hours at 186 events.

Read more about the inaugural PG&E Month of Service >>

“I have fun when I do it. I get to meet people and really connect with the community.”

Yolanda Montejano
PG&E Contact Center Operations Safety Lead, Fresno

Earth Day

Last year, PG&E celebrated its 12th anniversary as the statewide Presenting Sponsor of the California State Parks Foundation’s Annual Earth Day Park Restoration and Clean Up. In a single day 1,200 employees and their friends and families spread out across California helping to restore and clean up 18 state parks.

In our decade of support, we have contributed $1.7 million and over 25,000 volunteer hours to better the parks throughout California.

Read more about PG&E and Earth Day 2013 >>

"California has been home to PG&E for over a hundred years and as 20,000 men and women who live and work here, our employees are passionate about helping preserve the beauty of our state’s parks for years to come."

Rob Black
PG&E Senior Director for Community Relations

Solar Habitat

For the past nine years, PG&E has provided over a million dollars in funding and thousands of hours of employee labor to install solar panels on 500 new Habitat for Humanity homes throughout our service area, generating more clean energy and lowering homeowner costs by an average of $500 annually.

Read more about how PG&E helped Habitat for Humanity >>

"When I go in (to volunteer), I get to hear the person's story about how they are trying to get back on their feet. It opens your eyes ... I like giving back to these organizations that help out. It’s a great feeling."

Matthew Roy
Manager, PG&E Transportation Services

Other Employee Volunteer Efforts

PG&E Employees in Merced, Chico Bring Holiday Spirit to Those in Need >>
With the holidays nearing, PG&E employees have been busy volunteering their time, energy and resources to spread Christmas cheer to those in need.

PG&E Volunteers Give Thanksgiving Meals to Sacramento’s Neediest >>
Several thousand of Sacramento’s neediest residents lined up around two city blocks for hours this morning (Nov. 25) in anticipation of a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway that PG&E helped make possible.

Napa: PG&E Volunteers Enhance a Playground, Brighten a Neighborhood Gathering Spot >>
About 50 volunteers needed just a few hours to transform a drab stretch of asphalt into a colorful and engaging play area for students at Shearer Elementary School.

Giving Locally

PG&E's customers are the core of our business focus. Beyond providing safe and reliable service, we invest in our communities.
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PG&E in Our Communities

To ensure the neighborhoods we share with our customers are great places to live and work, we're committed to preserving and building diversity, environmental stewardship and opportunity in our communities.
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