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Volunteerism Amplifies Our Mission

  • Posted by Katelyn Snider, U.S. Communications and Public Affairs

    We believe volunteerism benefits society, builds important relationships with local communities, and amplifies UCB’s mission to positively impact the lives of patients - putting them at the heart of everything we do. As such, being involved in the communities where we live and work is important to UCB, and many of our employees are active volunteers.

    At UCB, we support our employees’ individual volunteer efforts by giving them the flexibility to give back. Each year, UCB provides 32 business hours to full-time U.S. colleagues to volunteer. Volunteer hours are used to support local organizations building a stronger community, such as chapters of the Epilepsy Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, National Parkinson’s Foundation, the Carter Center, Habitat for Humanity, Hands on Atlanta, Canine Assistants, the Atlanta Science Festival, the American Red Cross, Rebuilding Together, Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, Special Olympics of North Carolina, Salvation Army of Wake County, or any other 501(c)3 organization or accredited school of the employee’s choice.

    “I am grateful UCB provides us the opportunity and time to volunteer and serve others,” says Petrina Wall, Clinical Project Manager and UCB volunteer.

    Our employees not only volunteer individually, but also as teams. Recently, several UCB teams volunteered with Rebuilding Together© to support those who've suffered a fragility fracture and/or osteoporosis. They helped rebuild homes and a senior center to raise awareness about bone health and help with fall prevention in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Seattle. In addition, around the holidays last year, employees in our Atlanta and Raleigh-Durham offices organized drives for Toys for Tots and the USO. They collected toys and stuffed dozens of stockings to be sent to military service members.

    "The difference and impact you can have on someone’s life just by volunteering is priceless," says Victoria Cooper, Regional Care Lead - Bone Patient Value Unit, and UCB volunteer.

    UCB remains committed to supporting our local communities where we work and live through new volunteer activities, and we look forward to all the opportunities that are in store.

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