MetLife employees across countries are volunteering their time, skills and experience to support community projects with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity

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MetLife employees volunteer time to impact community projects

MetLife employees volunteer time to impact community projects

Employee volunteers are a vital part of MetLife's commitment to social impact. Through hands-on and skills-based volunteering, they are building healthier, more resilient communities around the world.

MetLife volunteers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA) have some purposeful opportunities to support community projects due to MetLife's partnership with Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity.

Read in full how MetLife employees are a force for good around the world here.

Helping to build more inclusive communities

MetLife’s 4,000 employees in 26 EMEA countries are supporting activities with Special Olympics or Habitat for Humanity during Community Week. Employees volunteer at a Special Olympics event to play sport with young people with intellectual disabilities or support local Habitat for Humanity initiatives to build or renovate buildings in disadvantaged areas.

Mary Davis, CEO, Special Olympics, explains: “Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. It is through their enthusiasm and commitment that we are able to celebrate every Special Olympics athlete and build more inclusive communities. We are so thrilled to welcome MetLife employees throughout Europe and the Middle East during Community Week engagements.”

Torre Nelson, Vice President for Habitat for Humanity International, Europe, Middle East, Africa, adds: "MetLife’s annual Community Week shines a crucial light on affordable housing issues in Europe and the Middle East. Their volunteers help families in need of decent affordable housing build strength and stability through shelter.”

Improving quality of life and increasing opportunities

The MetLife volunteering efforts are funded by MetLife Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm. MetLife Foundation has a long tradition of supporting initiatives that engage MetLife volunteers in activities that improve quality of life and increase opportunities for the underserved.

“We are delighted to be able to build on our strong, multi-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics," says Dirk Ostijn, Head of EMEA at MetLife. "Community Week offers all of us a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the community we work in.”

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