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
Arthur, Utilities Pipefitter Crew Leader
Arthur never volunteered much through JEA until five years ago when his manager suggested he give it a try. He’s never looked back.
Arthur, who’s worked at JEA 34 years, is now a Utilities Pipefitter Crew Leader in the water department. “I’m in charge of a crew of 12 and we go out in the field and fix stuff,” Arthur said.
When he’s not fixing stuff, Arthur has often been spotted serving lunch to the homeless at the Sulzbacher Center and talking to the elderly during lunch at Cathedral Towers. He also has great respect for how organized and effective the Salvation Army is when it comes to giving out turkeys at Thanksgiving and toys at Christmas – two of his favorite volunteer events.
“I feel great when I volunteer at all these places,” Arthur said. “It’s amazing to me to see how much this community gives to those in need and how appreciative the folks are on the receiving end of all that giving.”
It’s a feeling he tries to pass on to others when possible. “I grabbed two of my guys at JEA and brought them to the Thanksgiving giveaway two years ago, and then they returned last year all on their own,” he said, proudly. “That’s what it’s really all about.”