Globe and Disney partner to promote sharing acts of kindness among individuals, organizations
Last June 27, 2018, Globe invited bloggers and members of the media to a special gathering that introduced the company’s latest project – one that aims to promote volunteerism among Filipinos.
Time Please is a collaboration between the telecommunications company and The Walt Disney Company Philippines. This nationwide volunteering program encourages and empowers Filipinos – companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends – to come up with volunteer activities or participate in existing volunteer programs.
The program, which supports Globe’s commitment to nine of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), appeals to the Filipino’s strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit. It aims to significantly contribute to the country’s social development.
What is Time Please?
Through the volunteer matching portal www.timeplease.ph, developed with Globe Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga, Time Please strives to match individuals or groups of volunteers with various volunteering opportunities around the country. Companies, organizations, or groups with existing volunteer programs can also enlist their volunteer activities in the platform and get their volunteer hours registered in this initiative.
Globe Telecom President and Chief Executive Ernest Cu said that Time Please is one way of extending the company’s purpose-led culture to customers. “With the help of technology, we wish to make volunteering more accessible to many Filipinos, thereby making it easier for our partners and customers to contribute to nation building,” he added.
Additionally, The Walt Disney Company Philippines Country Manager Veronica Cabalinan revealed that “Disney VoluntEARS are committed to supporting and inspiring communities by dedicating our time and skills to help kids and families in need. Time Please is a unique platform that allows kids and families to spend meaningful time together for social good.” Cabalinan believes that it is the company’s “collective responsibility to be at the service of the community where we live”.
Globally, the Philippines ranked 7th for the highest number of people volunteering their time, with 25 million Filipinos volunteering in 2016 (Charities Aid Foundation – CAF – World Giving Index 2017). Volunteer activities are mobilized by various sectors, such as NGOs or non-government organizations, government agencies, companies (through their CSR or Corporate Social Responsibility departments/programs or corporate foundations), the academe (via activities or programs like Brigada Eskwela), and the private sector.
How to Join
Time Please provides a robust menu of volunteering activities and unites the volunteering ecosystem by connecting the volunteer organizations using a simple, convenient, and easy web platform. Using any device with online access, individuals from all regions in the Philippines can now sign up for free and form groups to join volunteer activities enrolled in Time Please.
Globe and Disney’s volunteerism program will run from May 25 to August 19, 2018. It is open to individuals who are willing and capable to do volunteer work. Each group should have a minimum of two and a maximum of four individuals to qualify and join. In addition, the group should nominate a Team Leader who is at least 18 years old and has an active Globe or TM number. The said number will be used to register the group.
The team with the most number of volunteer hour credits at the end of the program will win an all-expense paid trip for four to Hong Kong Disneyland.
Globe customers, partners, and other organizations are invited to register and volunteer at www.timeplease.ph and at the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga.
(with excerpts taken from Globe official press release)