Get ready for DEPT® Cares 2024!

Each year, Depsters across the globe unite to dedicate a portion of our workday to actively contribute to our local communities. As #ONEDEPT, we aim to create meaningful impact at a grassroots level across the globe.
Wherever you live and work, helping out within your community makes a difference, by coming together we can create a chain reaction of positive change!

We’ll have multiple days throughout July! All the better for you and your office to join forces, make a difference, and have a blast giving back to your local community.

See what exciting plans are brewing near you below and sign up now to take part!

This year we also planned a special activity for anyone who would like to contribute remotely. If that sounds like you, check it out at the bottom of the page!

DEPT Cares®

What’s happening near you?



VOLUNTEERING ON YOUR OWN

ANYTIME IN JULY

We know that due to location or other circumstances such as availability, you may not be able to join the events organized in and around DEPT offices. By volunteering remotely, you can make an impact from your home or by stepping out into your local community.

Spend 2-3 hours engaging with a non-profit organization of your choice, join the slack channel #remote-deptcares-day to coordinate remote volunteering with others, or check out this guide for ideas.

Be sure to log the hours you spend volunteering here and let your manager know!

Organizer: Noelle Fauver

AARHUS

THROUGHOUT APRIL – JULY


Help families with autistic children! Join us from April to July as we assist families with autistic children by creating a virtual planning schedule. We’ll be developing an online calendar system to provide a quick and easy way for families with special needs to manage their schedules effectively.

Sign up now!

Organizer: Ciara Beyer-Pedersen

AMSTeRDAM

JULY 8TH -12TH


Get ready for a week of giving back and having fun!

All Week: Bring in clothes you no longer use to help those in need.

Friday, July 12th: Pick your favorite activity!

Join us for a Trash Collection Competition with awards, Cooking for a Cause to prepare lunch for residents, Hands-On Help with gardening and makeover projects, or get crafty making encouraging cards for those in need. We’ll finish with drinks at the office after the day is over, with a fundraising twist!

Sign up now by June 17th!

Organizers: Leah Schmid, Scout Berks, Maria Pardo

ATLANTA

JULY 19TH


Get ready to lend a hand and make a difference! Join us on July 19th in Atlanta as we sort, package, and assist ACFB in organizing donated food for meal kit drop-offs.

Sign up now on our channel: #atlanta

Organizer: Stephanie Murray

AUSTIN

JULY 12TH


Make a difference with us!

On July 12th, we’ll come together to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of Central Texans.

We’ll work with our kitchen staff to support on-site food preparation for multiple meal programs, including Kid’s™ Cafe and Summer Meals.

Sign up now in our channel by June 14th: #deptcares_austin

Organizer: Chloe Roberts

BERLIN

MULTIPLE DATES IN JULY


Join us for action-packed afternoons throughout July!

We will have four action afternoons, each with a group of 8 people, to:
– Support a center for homeless people by giving away food and drinks
– Engage in repair and gardening work in a community space

Sign up here by June 21st!

Organizer:
Laura Vivenzi; Emma Loria

BOSTON

JUNE 26TH or JUNE 27TH


We’re teaming up to support local non-profits in the fight against food insecurity. We will be gardening and serving meals to those in need.

More information on how to sign up coming soon!

Organizer: Erin Rapp

BUENOS AIRES

MULTIPLE DAYS IN JULY

July 8th, join us for RCP training with the Red Cross. Sign up here!

Mid July, We’ll paint a mural for a therapeutic center that works with kids with functional diversity. SIgn up here!

We’ll assemble a DEPT® music band for an evening on July 12th. We’ll have food and drinks and you can bring family and friends. To participate just bring something to donate. Sign up here!

July 27th join us for a cooking empanadas morning at Merendero Madre Teresa. Sign up here!

Organizer: Fernando Civitico

CHARLOTTESVILLE

JULY 18TH


Folks in Charlottesville will be helping the CASPCA with a refresh! The “kitten hallway,” as it was once known, needs a fresh coat of paint! This task will help out the staff, which in turn, will help the non-profit continue their mission “to advance the compassionate treatment of animals by providing sheltering, medical care and behavioral services to dogs and cats, and to promote permanent caring homes by providing education and outreach within our community.”

Sign up in #charlottsville

Organizer: Alexandra Kwiatkoski

CHICAGO

JULY 16TH


Join us for a day of food repacking!

On July 16th, we’ll volunteer with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help repack donated and purchased food.

You’ll repack, sort, inspect, and box shipments of produce, bread, or dry goods into smaller quantities. The food we receive at our warehouse comes in bulk quantities, and volunteers break it down into manageable sizes.

Sign up now by July 1st!

Organizer: Megan Savoy

COLOGNE

JUNE 28TH


Donate clothes and make a difference!

On June 28th, we’ll set up a stand at the entrance of our office where you can donate clothes to support local organizations in Cologne. We’ll collect all the donated clothes, pack them into boxes, and transport them to various organizations in need. For every participant, there will be a 5€ donation and each participant will receive a pin and enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

Sign up now!

Organizer: Marta Molina, Melih Yabici

COPENHAGEN

JULY 9TH


We are going to volunteer at Øens Have, an urban organic farm, supporting their work with regenerative urban farming. Join us to make a positive impact on our community and environment while learning! Throughout the month, we’ll also promote the opportunity to donate blood

Sign-up in the event invite!

Organizer: Laura Olivia Graven-Lauridsen, Christina Hansen

DENVER

JULY 23 & 26TH


Wednesday, July 23 (12 pm – 3 pm): Join us with Colorado Youth for Change to decorate and write notes of encouragement for “Welcome Back kits.” These kits will be given to students and AmeriCorps members returning in the fall.

Friday, July 26 (12 pm – 2 pm): Partner with Denver Park Trust to mulch trees and pick up debris and trash throughout a local Denver Park

Sign up now by June 28th!

Organizer: Samantha Truong, Alyssa Vuong, Leia Pitcher, Bethany Mitch

DUBLIN

AUGUST 15TH


Depsters in Ireland will be getting their hands dirty and doing some community gardening work at Technological University Dublin! No prior gardening expertise is required; together, our team will plant flowers, prune trees, weed flower beds, and tidy up.

Sign up now!

Organizers: Caroline Doyle, Julie Perez

HAMBURG

JULY 4TH


Build bee hotels with us!

On July 4th, we’re going to build bee hotels with the help of Teamgeist. Teamgeist will provide all the necessary building materials and bring them to the Hamburg office.

After we’ve completed the bee hotels, we’ll enjoy drinks and food together.

Sign up now by June 14th!

Organizer: Thao Le Minh

KATHMANDU

JULY 12TH


On July 12th, the team in Nepal will be cooking up delicious dumplings to raise funds for a good cause. All proceeds will go towards providing essential items to an elderly home.

Organizer: Damodar Paudel

LONDON

MULTIPLE DATES IN JULY


Day in the Life School Visit (2nd July): The London Office is opening its doors for a school visit, offering students a glimpse of our workplace and inspiring future generations

Hackney Foodbank (11th, 15th, 18th July): We’ll be packing emergency food parcels at their warehouse in Homerton. Sign up now!

On the 23th of July, we’ll have a period Packing Party where we’ll come together to assemble hygiene kits for women in need. Sign up now!

Throughout the month, we’ll also promote the opportunity to donate blood to the NHS.

Organizers: Beth Pemberton, Lizzie Faichney

MANCHESTER

MULTIPLE DATES IN JULY


On July 16th, we’ll have a period Packing Party where we’ll come together to assemble hygiene kits for women in need. Sign up now!

On July 19th join us for outdoor volunteering with Sow the City! From planting trees to creating urban gardens Sign up now!

Throughout the month, we’ll also promote the opportunity to donate blood to the NHS.

Organizer: Beth Pemberton

MAR DEL PLAta

JULY 6TH & JULY 19TH

Join us for two days of vounteering!

On July 6th, join us for a beach cleanup followed by a lunch together in the sea!

We’ll have another edition of DEPT®/Karaoke on July 19th. We’ll have food and drinks and you can bring family and friends.

To participate just bring something to donate.

Sign up for the Beach Cleanup and the Karaoke

Throughout the month, we’ll be collecting donations for two non-profit organizations fighting poverty and hunger in Argentina.

Organizer: Antu Caballero

MELBOURNE

MULTIPLE DATES IN JULY


Spend time at Forever Friends Animal Sanctuary caring for animals and helping with farm work, donate blood, at a convenient time and location, or join us at Big Group Hug to pack clothes and clean equipment, toys, and books

Check detailed dates and sign up here!

Organizer: Ben Ayache

MUMBAI

JULY 20TH


On July 20th, the team in India is partnering with “For Future India” to plant trees and create a greener environment. Together, they are making a positive impact on our planet by contributing to reforestation efforts.

Organizers: Poojan Shah, Priya Kharchane, Vinora Saldanha, Urvi Shah

NEW YORK

MULTIPLE DAYS IN JULY


Help homeless pets by cleaning their shelter, interacting with cats and dogs, and filming videos of the animals for social media.
Sign-up

Help cut and arrange flowers to deliver to community partners, fostering connections with underserved groups. Sign-up

Help cook and clean at the North Brooklyn Angels community kitchen, and serve meals from their fleet of mobile soup kitchen vehicles, providing essential support to those in need. Sign-up

Check detailed dates and sign up by June 24th via links in individual activities!

Organizer: Katelind Root

Newburyport

JUNE 27TH


We’re rolling up our sleeves to combat food insecurity! Join us as we support local non-profits by gardening or helping sort and package food donations for the food bank.

More information on how to sign up coming soon!

Organizer: Erin Rapp

PORTLAND

JULY 17TH


Support Kindness Farm with us!

On July 17th, we’ll volunteer at Kindness Farm, a first-generation immigrant, refugee, and queer-led nonprofit farm.

Kindness Farm cultivates equitable access to healthy produce, provides education on growing food, cares for land using regenerative agriculture, and fosters a vibrant community.

Sign up now by July 1st!

Organizer: Krissy Brunsman

ROTTERDAM

JULY 8TH – 12TH

Get ready for a week of giving back and having fun!

All Week: Bring in clothes you no longer use to help those in need.

Friday, July 12th: Pick your favorite activity!

Join us for a River Clean-up to make a splash by removing trash and debris, Cooking for a Cause to prepare lunch for community centers or shelters, Hands-On Help with gardening and makeover projects, or get crafty making encouraging cards for those who need support. We’ll finish with drinks at the office after the day is over, with a fundraising twist!

Sign up now by June 17th!

Organizers: Bogdan Covrig, Cosmin Stefan Dobra, Maria Pardo

SAN FRANCISCO

JUNE 7TH
(+ other dates in July, depending on interest)

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and make San Francisco shine! Join us as we team up with Refuse Refuse for a neighborhood cleanup initiative to pick up litter throughout the city. Afterward, we’ll head to a local restaurant to enjoy some food and drinks together

Sign up on this TogetherSF Mobilize page or email [email protected] with event name.

Head to #bay-area-deptsters to coordinate with your fellow volunteers.

Organizer: Tatiana Foerschner

SKOPJE

OCTOBER


We’re hosting an open public event at a popular café bar in Skopje, featuring barbers, tattoo artists, and other creatives selling their work. All profits will be donated to the University Clinic for Children’s Diseases. Come join us for a fun and impactful day!

More information to sign-up coming soon!

Organizer: Filip Batkovski

SPLIT

JULY 9TH OR 16TH (TBC)


In Split, we’re partnering with Udruga Feniks to spend an evening socializing and playing board games with individuals facing mental health challenges and communication difficulties. We’ll also be collecting financial or material donations to help meet their needs. Join us in making a positive impact in our community and brightening someone’s day!

More information on how to sign up coming soon!

Organizer:
Dominik Tutić

SYDNEY

MULTIPLE DATES IN JULY


Choose a time to donate blood; help the community divert hard-to-recycle items from landfills with the Banish Recycling and Disposal Program; or join a kayaking clean-up tour around Sydney Harbour

Check detailed dates and sign up here!

Organizer: Georgie Wilson

TORONTO

24TH JULY


Join us for impactful volunteer activities!

Litter Picking
On July 24th, we’ll work with A Greener Future to collect litter in Trinity Bellwoods Park in downtown Toronto. A Greener Future responsibly sorts the litter to divert it from landfills and even recycles cigarette butts. Afterwards, we’ll receive an infographic detailing the impact our team has made.

Book Drive
Throughout the month, we’ll run a book drive in the Toronto office. The collected books will be donated to Canadian Courage Project, a non-profit organization that supports youth facing homelessness and their animal companions.

Sign up now by May 17th!

Organizer: Kate Nagy

ZAGREB

JULY 15TH


On July 15th, you’ve got two fantastic ways to make a difference. You can roll up your sleeves and donate blood with the Red Cross. Or, you can grab a voucher to buy clothes for people in need.

More information on how to sign up coming soon!

Organizer: Dominik Tutić

ZURICH

6TH OF JULY


Join us on July 6th! We’re partnering with “Essen für Alle” to support their mission of providing food and hygiene items to those in need. Tasks include transport logistics, setup and teardown, and packing and distributing items. Afterward, we’ll gather for dinner.

Accept the invitation you’ll receive in your calendar by 2nd of May as a way to sign up!

Organizer: Iva Cerar

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