A month after its launch, the nationwide volunteering program has been catching on across the Philippines
Time Please, the nationwide volunteering program of Globe Telecom and The Walt Disney Company Philippines is gaining strong support across the country, as more celebrities, influencers, and organizations participate and promote its cause.
A month after Globe and Disney launched the program on May 25, the number of groups of volunteers registering at the Time Please portal continues to catch on. This has been supported by the increasing number of volunteer programs being offered through Time Please, as more organizations partner with Globe.
Through the volunteer matching portal developed together with iVolunteer Philippines, Time Please matches Filipinos to various civil-society organizations with available volunteering opportunities.
Among the celebrities and influencers who have participated or promoted Time Please are John Arcilla, Janella Salvador, Yayo Martinez, Team Kramer, YouTube vlogger Janina Vela, Chuckie Dreyfus, Tracy Abad, DJ Cha Cha and daughter Saab, Rodel Flordeliz, Quark Henares, DJ Jhai Ho, Marlann Ponciano Flores, Joj Agpangan, and Jai Agpangan.
“We are truly grateful of the support we have been receiving for Time Please. The number of volunteer hours clocked in almost a month after the launch is encouraging. We hope more people will share their time to help communities that are in need of assistance,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability Officer and Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications of Globe.
Since its launch, Globe, through Time Please, has been partnering with organizations mainly focused on education, health, environmental sustainability, and poverty alleviation.
Organizations that have partnered with Globe are Gawad Kalinga, iVolunteer Philippines, Department of Education for Brigada Eskwela, Kris Library, Edicute Inc, Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid, Kythe Foundation Inc, Oikos Helping Hand, Philippine Toy Library, Special Olympics, Generation Hope, Yellow Warriors Society Philippines, Karinderia ni Mang Urot, Humanist Alliance Philippines International, Mano Amiga Philippines, All Together in Dignity Fourth World, Pusod Inc, Aral Pinoy, Citizens Disaster Response Center, Project Pearls, Visions of Hope, Progressive Assistance Canada, Dream Big Pilipinas, Haribon Foundation, Fostering Education & Environment for Development, as well as Make A Wish Philippines.
Pink Women on Fire, Save The Children, Virlanie Foundation Inc, CAPABLE Foundation, Vessels of Humanity, Kidlikasan. Kabataan. Kalikasan., Bahay Tuluyan, The Storytelling Project, He Cares Foundation, Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation, MovEd and Nature Awareness and Conservation Club Inc have also joined Time Please to attract more participants in their volunteering program.
“Being a strong advocate of volunteerism has become cemented in the Globe culture. Globe is committed to making a difference by utilizing its reach to boost volunteerism nationwide. The approach of Globe in helping address social issues is consistent with who it is and what it does as a business,” Crisanto said.
Committed to corporate social responsibility, Globe is giving its employees a paid day off to do volunteer work. By showing Time Please videos in some of its next-generation stores across the country, Globe is also encouraging its customers to register at Time Please and volunteer in existing activities.
Interested parties who want to enroll their organization for volunteering opportunities may go to facebook.com/GlobeBridgeCom.