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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
Whenever Walette volunteers – either through JEA or on her own in leadership roles with local charities and civic organizations – she likes to ensure the time she spends volunteering is put to good use.
For instance, Walette, JEA’s Director of Emerging Workforce Strategies, recently volunteered at the Salvation Army, where she worked alongside a woman who was also a client of the social services organization.
“We got to talking and this woman said she was looking for a job,” said Walette, who has worked in the Human Resources Department at JEA for 14 years. She helped the woman fluff up her resume and shared some of her contacts with her. “I don’t know if she ever got a job, but I hope she did,” Walette said.
Several years ago, Walette chaired JEA’s annual employee drive to raise money for Community Health Charities (CHC). “When my dad died of dementia, CHC provided a lot of support to my mother,” she said. “I chaired the drive as a way of giving back to them for all they did for my family.”
Walette also serves on the board of directors of the Jacksonville Women’s Leadership Forum, a group of women executives who mentor future women leaders. Right now the group is working on their HabiJax 2017 Women’s Build. “I just think it’s so fitting that a group of women leaders is building a home for a family,” she said.
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