Supporting Associate Volunteerism

Empowering associates to help in their communities

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Supporting Associate Volunteerism

At Avantor, we encourage our associates to make a difference in our communities. By leveraging the Avantor Foundation’s Giving Goodness portal, associates can search and sign up for volunteer opportunities. Associates can also, submit personal volunteer time for a financial match through our Dollars for Doers program.   

Volunteer opportunities range from onsite kitting activities, such as making STEM kits for students, to offsite volunteer events including park clean-ups and visiting patients at a Children’s Hospital.  

In 2023, Avantor launched its Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program in the U.S., offering eligible associates up to eight hours of paid volunteer time off per year. Collectively across all programs, Avantor associates contributed more than 9,880 hours volunteering with worthy organizations around the globe.


Company-sponsored Volunteer Events

We are proud of our associates’ dedication and enthusiasm in serving local communities. Examples of associate volunteering and giving across 54 events in 9 countries in 2023 include:

  • During our Giving Goodness Passport event, hosted at our Radnor, PA location, associates were invited to “travel” the world of giving with the Avantor Executive Leadership Team. Participants earned stamps for their Avantor passport by writing letters of hope and encouragement for Operation Gratitude, creating STEM kits for Girls Inc of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, donating items to Dress for Success and the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge, setting a personal giving goal, and learning more about our community engagement programs
  • Recognizing that Avantor’s Regional Sales Conferences provide an opportunity to connect and collaborate, we hosted a volunteer event at each of our regional meetings to benefit a nonprofit organization in that part of the world
    • In the Americas, Avantor associates and suppliers joined forces to create Hydroponic Garden kits for Lancaster Elementary School in Orlando, FL
    • In Europe, associates and suppliers created 1,000 disaster relief packs to support Disaster Aid Europe, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid to communities hit by natural disasters
    • At our AMEA Sales Conference, team members assembled 500 toiletry kits for Childline Foundation Thailand, an organization focused on improving the quality of life for children 
  • Avantor associates in our Services organization in Boston came together to help members of their community on Juneteenth. Twenty associates created 400 toiletry kits for Solutions at Work, a nonprofit serving low-income and homeless populations in the Greater Boston area, which distributed the kits to the local community 

1 Includes company volunteer activities, Dollars for Doers volunteering and VTO logged.