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Giving and volunteering in Ireland

Learn how our colleagues are committed to giving back to the local community.

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Benefits of volunteering

Many of our Optum Ireland teams see helping the local community as part of their day job. These are some of the many benefits of volunteering and making a positive impact:

  • Charities receive more than €250,000 in giving and fundraising each year.
  • Four out of five team members donate their time annually.
  • The United Health Foundation matches Optum employee contributions euro for euro.

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How volunteering helps our community

We’re passionate about making a positive impact in the communities we work in. From making hygiene packs for the homeless to helping provide ambulances for kids and collecting donations for animal shelters, we want to make it better for everyone.

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Optum colleagues in front of a Junior Achievement Ireland banner

Junior Achievement Ireland

For over 20 years, we’ve partnered with Junior Achievement Ireland, an educational non-profit helping prepare young people for their futures.

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Two Optum colleagues next to a box of animal food and donations during a community engagement day

Give Volunteer Day

One day each year, colleagues swap their day job for voluntary work. Annually, approximately 80% of our team supports many charities in Dublin and Donegal.

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A large group of Optum colleagues in front of a community playground holding Optum Giving banners

Improving the local environment

Colleagues give their time to activities that impact the environment by volunteering to clear our beaches and public places of litter.