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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 2011, employees took part in our first-ever QCares Experience, a companywide, paid-time-off volunteer effort that benefitted nonprofit organizations in 23 cities. From food banks in Texas and in-need neighborhoods in Bangalore to an animal shelter in Ireland and a school for disabled children in Hong Kong, our employee volunteers demonstrated how giving just a little time can make our communities better for everyone.

QCares Experience 2011

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.Beijing, China 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 cleaned up a wetland.

Hong Kong Employees played games with students at a Hong Kong school for developmentally disabled children.

Bangalore, India Volunteers helped organize a medical camp, including screenings and follow-up treatments, for a low-income community.

Mumbai, India Our volunteers painted classrooms for Save the Children.

New Delhi, India Employees lent their voices to the recording of audio books for the National Association for the Blind.

Singapore Employees served as teachers’ aides at a school for children with cerebral palsy.

Seoul, South Korea Our employees boxed Meals on Wheels lunches for 120 in-need families.

Hsinchu, Taiwan Volunteers helped disabled students assemble keychains to be sold as a charitable fundraiser.

Europe

Europe

Dublin, Ireland QCares volunteers lent a hand to an animal shelter, cleaning kennels and walking dogs.

Employees greened-up the garden at an animal shelter.Cambridge, United Kingdom Employees greened-up the garden at an animal shelter.

East London, United Kingdom Volunteers led a workshop aimed at teaching students about product design and marketing.

Volunteers led a workshop aimed at teaching students about product design and marketing.Farnborough, United Kingdom Our employees took part in a morning of games with clients of Parity for Disability, which serves people with multiple disabilities.

Latin America

Latin America

Volunteers made crafts with kids and donated supplies to Casa Hope, a support agency for children with cancer.São Paulo, Brazil Volunteers made crafts with kids and donated supplies to Casa Hope, a support agency for children with cancer.

Mexico City, Mexico Our QCares team delivered toys to children at Federico Gomez Children’s Hospital.

North America

North America

Markham, Ontario, Canada Employees joined students in a schoolyard tree-planting with Environmental Earth Angels.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA Our QCares team sorted food for 9,500 meals at the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Austin, Texas Our volunteers sorted food—more than 10,000 meals’ worth—at the Capital Area Food Bank.

Boulder, Colorado Employees landscaped at the facilities of an organization supporting people with developmental disabilities.

Bridgewater, New Jersey Volunteers lent muscle to a Habitat for Humanity project—their ninth in three years.

Raleigh, North Carolina Volunteers constructed a playground fence at the office location of an organization supporting victims of domestic violence.

San Diego, California QCares workers cleaned up a blighted urban canyon; sorted and packed food for local food banks; landscaped the grounds of Girl Scouts San Diego’s area headquarters; and spruced up facilities at San Diego Youth Services, which serves homeless and at-risk youth.

San Jose, California A QCares team sorted food for meals at Second Harvest Food Bank.