Employee volunteers are a vital component of MetLife Foundation's commitment to social impact. Through hands-on and skills-based volunteering, they are building healthier, more resilient communities around the world. In 2017, MetLife volunteers provided more than 66,000 hours of service, with 45 percent of the hours supporting the Foundation's global financial health focus.
Some examples of volunteer activities in 2017 include:
- Building homes with Habitat for Humanity
Through MetLife Foundation’s global partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, we help low-income families secure safe and affordable housing. In 2017, MetLife volunteers in 14 countries donated more than 9,000 hours to Habitat, and MetLife Foundation contributed nearly $700,000 in financial support.
- Educating students to manage money
Providing financial education for young people can establish a foundation for healthy financial behaviors and skills. In partnership with United Way Hungary, more than 70 MetLife volunteers taught primary school students about managing finances and making responsible decisions using fun, real-life scenarios.