Comcast Launches ‘Team UP’ Volunteerism Program Nationwide with Team USA Olympic & Paralympic Athletes
This week, hundreds of Comcast employees across the greater Philadelphia region will come together to participate in volunteer efforts across six community locations in the city.
The teams will be joined by eight Team USA Olympians and Paralympians who were supported by Comcast during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, including Nathan Chen, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Figure Skating; Simone Manuel, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Swimming; Erin Jackson, U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist, Speed Skating; and Brad Snyder, U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist, Paratriathlon and Swimming.
These events celebrate Comcast’s official return to in-person volunteerism following the pandemic, as well as the announcement of the company’s new volunteerism program – Team UP. Building on Comcast’s long history of community service, Team UP is an always-on, 365-days-a-year effort that provides opportunities for Comcast employees to further their involvement in local communities. The name Team UP underscores that the company’s work has the greatest reach when employees work together as a team. It also aligns with Project UP, Comcast’s initiative to build a future of unlimited possibilities.
In addition to this week’s activations across the Philadelphia region, volunteer opportunities will continue to roll out across the country throughout the year.
We have always had an incredibly strong spirit of volunteerism at Comcast. We are thrilled to reinvigorate this commitment and build on our legacy of service with the launch of Team UP.
The six volunteer projects in the Philadelphia region are:
*Four of the six volunteer locations are Comcast Lift Zones, WiFi connected spaces within community centers nationwide that enable students and families to get online for free.
Comcast’s commitment to community service has been deeply embedded in the company’s DNA for nearly 60 years. Since 2001, more than one million Comcast employees, family members, and friends across 23 countries have completed over seven million hours of service at 12,000 project sites. With the newly launched Team UP, Comcast teams have year-round opportunities to get involved whether through in-person or virtual volunteerism, serving as a nonprofit board member, making a charitable donation, or supporting the company’s expansive partner network.