Globe Telecom, the leading communications firm and The Walt Disney Company, Philippines partnered to launch “Time Please,” a nationwide volunteering program that encourages and empowers Filipinos including companies, organizations, employees, families, and friends to provide volunteer activities or participate in existing volunteer programs.
Time Please supports the telco’s commitment to nine of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and appeals to the Filipino strong culture of volunteerism rooted in the bayanihan spirit to collectively contribute to social development.
Through the volunteer matching portal www.timeplease.ph, developed with Globe Future Maker iVolunteer Philippines and the volunteer portal of Gawad Kalinga, Time Please strives to match individuals or groups of volunteers with various volunteering opportunities around the country. Companies, organizations or groups with existing volunteer programs can also enlist their volunteer activities in the platform and get their volunteer hours registered in this initiative.
“We look at Time Please to extend Globe Telecom’s purpose-led culture to our customers. With the help of technology, we wish to make volunteering more accessible to many Filipinos, thereby, making it easier for our partners and customers to contribute to nation building,” said Ernest Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom.
“Disney VoluntEARS are committed to supporting and inspiring communities by dedicating our time and skills to help kids and families in need. Time Please is a unique platform that allows kids and families to spend meaningful time together for social good,” shared Veronica Cabalinan, Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines. “We believe that it is our collective responsibility to be at the service of the community where we live.”
HOW TO JOIN TIME PLEASE
Time Please provides a robust menu of volunteering activities and unites the volunteering ecosystem by connecting the volunteers to volunteer organizations using a simple, convenient and easy to understand web platform. Through any device with online access, individuals from all regions in the Philippines can now sign up for free and form groups to join volunteer activities enrolled in Time Please.
Any group composed of family members, friends, neighbors, workmates, among other social relations, can join with a minimum of two (2) up to a maximum of four (4) members.
Non-Globe customers may participate but will not be eligible for any prize or rewards.
The group must have a Team Leader who must be at least eighteen (18) years old and an active Globe or TM customer without any outstanding account. Each group member must have a mobile phone and email address which will be registered at the Time Please portal.
Joining Time Please is absolutely free of charge; however, all expenses incurred in the conduct of the volunteer activity such as logistics, transportation, meals, etc. shall be shouldered by the group.
Minors who wish to join Time Please can do so together with family, friends or other social groups provided they obtain the prior consent of any parent or the guardian. The Team Leader represents and warrants that said consent has been obtained upon registering the minor as a group member. The Team Leader shall be responsible for the well-being of the minor(s) in the group activity and its events.
For more details, read more in this link https://timeplease.ph/faq
VOLUNTEER HOUR CREDITS AND REWARDS
The group with the most number of volunteer hour credits at the end of the program will win an all-expense paid trip for FOUR to Hong Kong Disneyland inclusive of round trip airfare, hotel accommodation for three (3) days and two (2) nights, three (3) meals a day while in Hong Kong, tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland, and other exciting prizes.
Volunteer hour credits are the hours that the group collectively spent in the enrolled volunteer activity.
Volunteer hour credits are computed based on the number of hours spent together in a volunteering activity (Example: 3 volunteers volunteered four (4) hours together = twelve (12) volunteer hour credits).
The minimum volunteer hour that can be credited is one (1) hour on any given day. The Time Please portal will not accept volunteer hours below one (1) hour.
Time Please will run from May 25 to August 19, 2018.
Small acts of kinds lead to BIG CHANGES. Volunteer now with Time Please
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