Employee Volunteerism

Providing a better quality of life in the neighborhoods where we live and work

Our employees are allowed two workdays a year to volunteer at company-sponsored events.

Whether it's for larger organizations like the United Way and Special Olympics, or working at food pantries, we recognizes that partnerships with charitable organizations complement our mission to deliver reliable energy and superior customer service.

More than 4,000 employees and their families volunteered over 26,000 hours at company-sponsored events throughout the service territory in 2020.

Employee Giving

Being a leading partner in the communities we serve starts with our employees.

Along with volunteering, employees show commitment to our communities by donating to their own favorite charities and by serving on boards.

Our employee giving programs support the time, talents and philanthropy of current and former Eversource employees. Eversource made $388,884 in contributions to charities on behalf of our employees and retirees in 2020.

  • Matching Grants - encourages employee-directed giving by matching employee donations to eligible organizations
  • Dollars For Doers - provides financial support to a community group where an employee is actively and regularly involved on their own time
  • Pledge Partners - matches pledged funds for events where employees participate (e.g., walk-a-thons and races) to support non-profit agencies

Eversource, our employees and retirees contributed more than $2 million through the annual United Way employee giving campaign in 2020 to support wide-ranging initiatives and causes that contribute to the wellbeing of our communities.

Employee Spotlight

Barry Lashley, director of electric operations, appreciates the experience and opportunities he has had while growing his career at Eversource — including volunteering. He has been a dedicated volunteer for years at Habitat for Humanity, Connecticut Food Bank, St. Elizabeth House and more.
Theresa Latson has been with Eversource for more than 25 years and she loves to roll up her sleeves to help during the holidays. She's been showing up first thing in the morning at the Salvation Army Christmas Castle in Boston for the last seven years to make the holiday wishes of those in need come true.
Erica Menard has been with Eversource since 2003 and, after starting as a team captain in her office building, she has risen to New Hampshire Campaign Chair for the tri-state United Way Campaign. Eversource is the largest donation base in New Hampshire with Granite United Way, making a difference for citizens statewide.

Need Volunteers?

Eversource is always looking for new community partners to support. If your organization needs volunteers for a program or project, please note the following:

  • Must be within the Eversource service territory
  • Must be able to accommodate a minimum of 10 employee volunteers
  • Mission must align with one of the following focus areas:
    • Community Wellness and Basic Human Needs
    • Education
    • Clean Energy and Environmental Stewardship
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Community, Economic and Workforce Development

If you have any questions or would like to be considered for an Eversource volunteer event, please contact us at: Volunteer@eversource.com.

More ways we show our support

Another way we support our communities is through charitable giving.