Caring for Our Community and Neighbors
JEA employees are our strongest connection to the communities we service and are committed to making a difference through volunteerism.
Our employees volunteer throughout the year with various organizations to help improve the quality of life for our customers. JEA employees volunteer thousands of hours to help build homes, clean-up along the river, serve meals to those in need, even read stories to children.
Spotlighting Our Employee Volunteers
Robb, Manager, Organizational Effectiveness
Robb, JEA Manager of Organizational Effectiveness, believes in the power of a strong team and that’s why he and his five JEA employees volunteer in the community together.
“We go twice a year,” Robb said. “In the early summer we volunteer with HabiJax. And then in December we go to work for the Salvation Army Toy Drive as Santa’s elves.”
Robb believes volunteering together makes his team stronger, more effective. “We have fun out there in a space that’s not our normal work environment,” he said. “We talk and share about it when we get back. It’s bonding and it’s good for morale.”
In addition, Robb says when he brings his high-functioning work team out to volunteer he’s helping a nonprofit and the community. And that makes his team feel good. “Last year at the toy drive, the Salvation Army sent us to a church in Mandarin to bring the toys a church had collected back to Santa’s Warehouse. There were a ton of toys,” Robb said, laughing.
Robb said his team quickly developed a plan and loaded-up three pick-up trucks full of toys and bicycles in a short amount of time because of its ability to work together. “Volunteering is not time for relaxing for us,” he said. “We’re out there to make a difference.” And, of course, make his team stronger in the process.