Airbnb hosts and employees came together last week to give back to our local communities around the world during our annual Week for Good. More than 8,500 hours of service were dedicated to over 170 projects ranging from making shelter spaces more welcoming in San Francisco to preparing meals for the homeless in Tokyo, to providing support for refugees across the world. This annual tradition builds on Airbnb’s inherent commitment to social good, including our Social Impact Experiences, Disaster Response program, and Make-A-Wish partnership.
Volunteering is core to our mission of belonging — and while Week for Good is just one moment, Airbnb’s Volunteer Time-Off (VTO) program encourages all employees to take four paid hours per month to volunteer with local nonprofits.
Check out our community in action around the world.
Over 1,000 employees and hosts volunteered for 30 projects across the San Francisco Bay Area. Our three co-founders joined employees and helped run Senior Olympics at Episcopal Community Services – Canon Kip, beautify the garden at Hamilton Families, clean up the outdoor areas at Bryant Elementary, and give the Bayview Opera House some much-needed TLC.
Tokyo hosts and employees teamed up to clean the streets of Shinjuku KABUKICHO. Employees also volunteered at a local cat shelter, showing the cats some love and helping with shelter maintenance.
Dublin employees spruced up Grand Canal Dock, right by our office. We also headed over to Headway Sandymount Rehabilitation Center to show their gardens some love.
Employees and hosts in Seoul came together to help build stuffed animals with TalktoMe Stuffed Toys, an organization that supports female immigrants in Korea. All toys are donated to their children.
Airbnb hosts and employees gave back in Harlem, lending a helping hand to Harlem Grown’s gardens. Harlem Grown is part of Airbnb’s new social impact experiences program, and we were so happy to thank them for their partnership through service.