Community involvement doesn't end at the office. We know we're doing well when we're out doing good. For us, community service is at the center of our organization. It's not just how we help our members, it's how we strengthen the neighborhoods that call us home. No matter how you strive to give back, you'll find unique opportunities to do so with us.
We're driven by our credit union philosophy of “people helping people,” so we find many ways to bring this to life through BECU C.A.R.E.S. – Committed, Active, Responsible, Engaged, Staff.
If giving is your goal, we match employee contributions to eligible organizations through our Employee Gift Match Program. With up to $5,000 per employee, we'll help make your gift go even further.
We value your time in the office and out. That's why we celebrate the hours you spend volunteering outside of work through a recognition event and a cash gift to your favorite organization of up to $200 annually.
Working hours are also hours for good. Each full-time employee receives 12 hours each year to volunteer during the work day through our Community Time Off program. Part-time employees receive six hours so no one misses out on helping out.
It wouldn't be a community cause without our members. Each year, our members nominate and vote for their favorite community non-profits as part of our People Helping People Awards. The people's choice could receive $15,000, $30,000 or even $50,000 in donations at our annual celebration.
When you join our team, you'll also have the opportunity to participate in Closing for Good, our company-wide volunteer event to promote student financial literacy. Each year, we close our branches for one day and head to local high schools to set thousands of students up for financial success.
Local pride abounds at BECU, especially at our annual Member Summit. One day a year, we meet our members and strengthen their bond with BECU through networking events and financial education workshops. It's a chance to show our members how we're doing and how much we care.
Beyond our different banking experience, we're proud to partner with organizations like the Seattle Storm, 90.3 KEXP and the Woodland Park Zoo to enhance the lives of our members through comradery and culture. Visit our partnerships page to learn more about our commitment to the community.
Check out our Careers Portal and hear what employees are saying about BECU.