Our Employee Engagement
Our employees actively come together to support the communities where we live and work. This is one of the things that makes eBay a special place.
During 2020, a year of unprecedented hardship and uncertainty, we saw an extraordinary $1.7 million dollars of employees’ personal donations and volunteer hours matched through our matching gifts program. The number of employees who participated increased by more than 50%.
Our Impact Teams, employee-led volunteer groups, organize local giving and volunteering activities and are the voice and hands of eBay throughout the world. They also play a critical role in driving awareness of and participation in matching gifts and the Global Give, our employee-involved grantmaking program.
Bern, Switzerland Henry De Sousa
Executive Assistant to VP, CFO, EU Finance
“My love for community work comes from a variety of different places: my family, friends, school, church. Community service has been part of my life since my childhood in Brazil. If we have the opportunity and the means to empower our communities, why shouldn’t we? It’s this same passion that inspires me to encourage others as well, to identify their own passions and fold those issues — environmental conservation, animal welfare, poverty, migration — into the work of our CH Impact Team at eBay.”
London, UK Alex Hiatt
Senior Manager, Home & Garden
A crisis volunteer in her spare time for Shout Crisis Text Line, a mental health tech service provider, Alex brings her commitment for giving to her work. “The Impact Team has allowed me to unlock my potential and help colleagues unlock their own,” she said. “It’s inspired me to try new things and meet new people, to create broader and more varied connections. During the pandemic, it’s taken me out of sitting at a computer in my spare bedroom to spark unexpected connections with others.”
Our Commitment to Our Employees
We stand with you when you give to the causes you are passionate about, doubling your impact. When you are a volunteer leader, we will give you to tools and resources to connect with your colleagues and community.