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Employee Volunteering

HabiJax VolunteeringJEA 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.

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Spotlighting Our Employee Volunteers

Employee Volunteer of the MonthHamid likes to spend his volunteer time building HabiJax homes.  

It’s not surprising given that he’s a mechanical engineer and JEA’s Director of Shared Services. Hamid is in charge of JEA’s real estate assets and buildings, as well as its 8-1-1 Locate program.

He’s helped build at least 10 HabiJax homes during his 32 years at JEA, installing everything from roofing tiles to windows and siding to sod.  

“For the last three years, I’ve signed up myself and my four managers,” Hamid said. “We get in the dirt and the mud and work together. It’s great team building and it’s been very rewarding.”

Hamid has also chaired the JEA Employee’s United Way campaign and served on United Way Campaign Advisory Committee. He also managed to combine his passion for golf with his JEA volunteer time.  Since he rarely misses a Saturday on the course with his friends, he volunteered to organize JEA’s Employee Golf Tournament for United Way. 

 “It was a lot of work, but we raised $26,000 for United Way of Northeast Florida,” he said proudly. Hamid sees that as akin to a rare hole in one. 

“Since I’ve never had one on the course, I’ll take it,” he said, laughing.