Volunteering

There are many opportunities for HSBC employees around the world to lend their time and skills to their local community.

At HSBC, we have a long history of encouraging our employees to volunteer their time and expertise to a range of different causes.

Fact: our employees spent more than 181,800 hours volunteering during working hours in 2023.

As well as benefitting the communities we serve, volunteering can bring great personal rewards – enabling people to build connections, develop new skills, and gain a fresh perspective.

All employees can spend at least one working day a year supporting a project in their local community. In some countries and territories, the bank also runs a scheme where, for every hour an employee spends volunteering outside working hours, it will donate money to the charity or project, too.

There is a wide variety of programmes that HSBC employees can contribute to as a volunteer. These include:

  • Projects to boost employment-related skills
    Our Future Skills strategy, launched in 2018, has supported over 5.2 million people through more than USD156 million in charitable donations.
  • Children, wildlife, environment and education charities
    These are some of the causes that HSBC employees are passionate about and keen to support in their own time.
  • Networks that promote diversity within HSBC
    Many people choose to lend their time to our employee-led global networks. These groups - which focus on gender, age, ethnicity, LGBT+, faith, working parents and carers, and ability – help to create a culture at the bank where everyone feels included.

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