On October 1, Barclays’ annual “Make a Difference” volunteering campaign kicked off, with employees helping young people achieve their ambitions as part of 5 Million Young Futures. Last year, over 15,000 colleagues participated in Make a Difference by volunteering 110,000 hours of their time across 33 countries.
Since 2012, Barclays has supported 4.19 million young people globally and invested £198.9 million in its communities around the world.
During October, thousands of employees around the world will continue to volunteer with young people to develop vital enterprise, employment and financial skills. This one-month period encourages employees to give their time and skills to support young people in their local communities. Barclays’ employees participate in a number of activities, including leading a money management workshops, resume and interview coaching, career talks, job shadowing and mentoring entrepreneurs.
Senior leaders across Barclays participate in giving back to their local communities. Tom King, CEO of the Investment Bank, will spend time in October teaching middle school students about the importance of attending college. The goal is to help them to understand the value of higher education and its impact on future opportunities, knowledge, and earnings potential.