Mizuho Volunteer Day
Since 2006, Mizuho employees, family members and friends have participated in Mizuho Volunteer Day ("MVD"), volunteering in their local communities as part of Mizuho's global day of community service. Office staff identify and implement hands–on projects that respond to an important community need.
In 2020, despite challenging circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our MVD volunteers responded with creativity, compassion, and commitment to help others worldwide. MVD projects were wide ranging and included outreach to vulnerable seniors and children, support for first responders and essential workers, food and other donation drives, environmental clean-ups, and financial education. While participation was lower than in prior years due to the pandemic, new avenues of opportunity opened to accommodate social restrictions, demonstrating innovation and adaptability. We added virtual projects, often conducted while working from home, and new collaborations with NGOs and other partners.
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Note: Initiatives reflect the situation prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Executives and employees working at group departments, offices, and branches in Tokyo and Osaka, along with their families, took part in cleaning up shared spaces as part of efforts to create beautiful communities.
Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
As part of a charity event, Mizuho London staff cycled, walked, and ran almost 25,000 km to raise funds for an organization which focuses on support for young people's mental health.
Mizuho volunteers in Moscow donated funds and necessary supplies, including electronics to support remote learning, to three orphanages in Russia.
Asia and Oceania
Mizuho Hanoi staff organized the installation of bookshelves filled with children's books in the pediatric departments of eleven hospitals in Vietnam.
Mizuho Seoul staff made toys and donated funds for children in underdeveloped countries.
Mizuho Singapore staff raised funds to provide care packages for essential workers in their community.
29 Mizuho Tianjin volunteers cleaned up trash in a mountainside area.
Mizuho staff in Mexico City packaged and delivered donated food, clothing, and other necessities for vulnerable families impacted by the pandemic.
Mizuho New York staff participated in numerous virtual activities, including online financial education workshops for young adults and making cards for hospitalized children across the US.
105 Mizuho Brazil staff organized projects and gifts for staff at Hospital São Paulo.