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Employee Volunteerism

Last year, HomeStreet employees recorded nearly 15,500 hours of community service throughout our communities.  Our employees receive paid leave to contribute community service.  Additionally, many volunteer their own time to community organizations where we have branches.  By providing leadership and service, they make our communities better places to live, work and play.

Community Partner Volunteer Grant

We are proud our employees are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve.  To help honor their service, HomeStreet Bank will contribute a $250 Community Partner Volunteer Grant to eligible organizations where an employee has volunteered 30 hours or more in a 12-month period.

Examples of Volunteerism at HomeStreet

Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit organization that helps less-advantaged homeowners who are not able to cover the costs of home repairs because of age, physical limitations or low income.  Teams of HomeStreet employees in Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia have participated in National Rebuilding Day.  Projects have included building a ramp to help a senior couple stay in their own home, repairing plumbing needs in the home of a single-mother and stabilizing a steep slope in the yard of a young immigrant family.

HomeStreet employees are actively involved in volunteering with the YWCA in both Washington and Hawaii.  We have employees serving in an array of leadership roles, including the Board of Directors, Corporate Advisory Committee, Snohomish County Advisory Council, Bank Work$ Committee, HR Committee, teaching financial literacy classes and in numerous fundraising capacities.

Groups of employees also volunteer their time to directly serve the clients of the YWCA.  Whether it be serving lunch and playing games with the homeless clients of Angeline’s Day Shelter, sorting donated clothing for the Dress for Success program, or adopting families at the holidays, our employees have made an investment of their time and talents to the organization.