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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week

volunteer week

From April 23 through 29, people across the United States will celebrate National Volunteer Week — a time to recognize those who so generously give back to their communities. We're proud to join in this effort. 

We believe that successful businesses improve the human condition. We encourage our employees to pursue an active role in their local communities — and celebrate those that do. This National Volunteer Week, it is our honor to share with you a few of the stories of how our people are making the world a better place.

UTAS, Bengalore, volunteer

Habitat for Humanity

(From left to right) Carla Centeio (UTCHQ), Connie Bartels (UTCHQ), Jenny Cao (CCS), Rachel Wen (CCS), Katherine Rogers, Susan Gest (PW), Lauren Furtak (PW), Shakela Mack (Otis), Allyson Kielbania (UTCHQ), Rita Lei (PW), Anita Curtis (PW), Lauren Roddy (UTCHQ), Laura Pelczarski (PW), Kana Sonokawa (PW), Viktoriya Goldiner (PW), and Sarah Thompson (PW). Volunteers from the Finance Women’s Forum stand in front of the home that they helped to build.

volunteer, Carrier, UTC Aerospace Systems

UTC Aerospace Systems and Carrier partnered during the 2016 Hopebuilders 5K Walk, Run and Stroller Roll.

Levine Children's Hospital, volunteer

Nearly 200 UTC Aerospace Systems and UTC Climate, Controls & Security employees, family members and friends “built hope” and raised more than $33K for the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Otis, Special Olympics

Team Otis co-chairs Jason Armistead (left) and Brad Giuliani helped to coordinate nearly 50 volunteers from Otis and UTC at the Special Olympics Connecticut 2017 Winter Games.

Green Apple Day of Service, UTC employees

UTC employees and sixth graders from the Naylor School stand outside together holding apples symbolic of the annual Green Apple Day of Service

Singapore, Club Rainbow, volunteer

Employees of Pratt & Whitney and other UTC business units in Singapore enjoy a day out with children beneficiaries of Club Rainbow

United Way Bike Ride

United Technologies Research Center annual United Way Bike Ride is one of several events held each year to raise funds for United Way

Toys for Tots, Volunteer

More than 100 UTC employees volunteered for Toys for Tots last winter

Green Apple Day of Service, Pratt & Whitney

Employees from Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach helped plant an outdoor garden during the annual Green Apple Day of Service to improve local schools through service projects

volunteer, Comac Cup

United Technologies Research Center China Team during the Comac Cup International Dragonboat Tournament

Kidde, volunteer, juvenile diabetes research

Employees from Kidde volunteered at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


Otis, habitat for humanity

Otis employees work on a build for Habitat for Humanity

  • David Ali

    David Ali

    Pratt & Whitney Canada

  • Jantina Anderson

    Jantina Anderson

    UTC Climate, Controls & Security

  • Dwinette Johnson

    Dwinette Johnson


  • Renée Kunz

    Renée Kunz

    United Technologies

  • Gabriel Ruiz

    Gabriel Ruiz

    UTC Aerospace Systems

  • Odetta Scott

    Odetta Scott

    UTC Aerospace Systems