Effective October 1, 2012, QUALCOMM Incorporated completed a corporate reorganization in which the assets of certain of its businesses and groups, as well as the stock of certain of its direct and indirect subsidiaries, were contributed to Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of QUALCOMM Incorporated. Learn more about these changes

Volunteerism

Working for change, touching lives

The kind of people who work at Qualcomm are the kind of people who want to change the world—through their work and through service to their communities. Across our Company, our employees are giving back and getting involved.

QCares and the QCares Experience

QCares

Our spirit of giving is summed up nicely in the name of our employee volunteer program: QCares. Through QCares, our employees around the world are connected to numerous volunteer opportunities. They help the homeless, protect the environment, pack meals at food banks and much more.

In May 2012, employees took part in our annual QCares Experience, a companywide, paid-time-off volunteer effort that benefitted nonprofit organizations in 23 cities. From a senior center in Taipei and a low-income school in Windsor to food banks in Atlanta and a health camp in Chennai, our employee volunteers demonstrated how giving just a little time can make our communities better.

QCares Experience 2012: The numbers add up to impact
23 cities. 60 nonprofits. 97 projects. 1,500 volunteers. 6,000+ hours
Asia

Asia

Football, bubble-blowing and art were just some of the activities our volunteers organized during a day of fun for orphaned children with special needs.Shanghai, China QCares volunteers engaged in a day of games and activities with clients of the Wheelchair Foundation.

Hong Kong At a shelter for abused children, volunteers helped kids craft gifts.

Bangalore, India As part of Youth for Seva’s Doctor-at-School Project, employees helped organize eye screenings for 200 low-income students.

Chennai, India Our employees assisted nearly 60 children and their families at a health camp sponsored by the Aid India Foundation.

Hyderabad, India Qualcomm volunteers played games and made crafts with students from Ashray Arkuti, a school for hearing-impaired children.

Mumbai, India QCares volunteers transcribed handwritten notes to help create audiobooks for students with cerebral palsy.

Singapore Employees worked through the night to fill over 500 balloons and prepare other supplies for a Sports Day for children with cerebral palsy.

Seoul, South Korea Employees joined Child Fund Korea and a number of disabled children in a springtime picnic in the park.

Hsinchu, Taiwan QCares volunteers visited disabled youth at the St. Joseph Social Welfare Foundation and helped them create handmade book covers.

Taipei, Taiwan Lending a hand to the Hua-Shan Social Welfare Foundation, our volunteers helped perform housekeeping for seniors and hosted a party to celebrate the opening of a new nursing service center.

Middle East

Middle East

Beit Shemesh, Israel Students from the Tirat Carmel Community Foundation children’s home visited our offices, where employees treated them to a science project and dinner.

Haifa, Israel Volunteers joined kids in a chocolate-making workshop organized by the Tirat Carmel Community Foundation.

Europe

Europe

Dublin, Ireland QCares volunteers helped Habitat for Humanity Ireland renovate four housing units for families in need.

North America

North America

ATLANTA, GEORGIA Our volunteers sorted hundreds of pounds of food for the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Austin, Texas Employees inspected, cleaned and boxed food donations at the Capital Area Food Bank.

Boulder, Colorado QCares volunteers painted and landscaped at the WOW!

Bridgewater, New Jersey Volunteers worked the concession stands at a Somerset Patriots baseball game and donated a portion of the proceeds to Operation Shoebox, New Jersey’s Support a Soldier program.

Markham, Ontario Employees joined Environmental Earth Angels and local students in revitalizing the garden area at a community center.

Ocala, Florida Working with the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, our volunteers sorted and boxed school supplies and personal hygiene items for distribution to students in need.

Raleigh, North Carolina QCares volunteers sorted donated food and clothing and tackled several landscaping projects for InterAct, an organization supporting victims of domestic violence.

San Diego, California Employees helped the San Diego River Park Foundation create and install a 360-foot community art piece along a fence line near the San Diego River.

San Jose, California Working with Habitat for Humanity, Bay Area volunteers constructed and painted two playhouses that were donated to families in need.

Windsor, Ontario Working alongside students, QCares volunteers transformed the schoolyard at a low-income school by adding new plants and shrubs.