We are excited to announce the 2015 Symantec Service Corps team heading to Ankara, Turkey for a month-long pro bono service opportunity with local Turkish nonprofits:
Service Corps Turkey 2015 team members will come from four different countries to work in Ankara, Turkey.
These employees were selected based on a combination of their application essays, consultation with HR business partners, and alignment with nonprofit needs. The selection team looks for employees that demonstrate flexibility to changing circumstances, adaptability, a “can do” attitude, an established interest in skills-based service, a sense of adventure, openness to new ideas and cultures, and a desire to step out of their comfort zone.
Preparing for Turkey
The Service Corps team will prepare for the project over the next few months, conducting pre-work activities each week, and collaborating with their teams and managers to ensure their current responsibilities are covered during their time away. The team will depart for Turkey on February 28 and will spend the first week meeting with the clients and refining their scope of work. They will conduct the project for two weeks, and in the final week, they will share what they learned by delivering presentations and conducting staff trainings. On March 28, the team will return home and share their experiences with the company.
The Corporate Responsibility team is currently working to identify the organizations with which the team will be working. The projects selected will reflect the specific skill sets of the team members selected.
You can follow the team’s journey here on the Symantec Service Corps blog and the Corporate Responsibility in Action blog.
Congratulations to the new team and best of luck on your upcoming assignments!