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Teleperformance receives National Outstanding Volunteer Award from NEDA

(L-R): National Volunteer Month Honorary Chair Ambassador Henrietta Tambunting de Villa, Teleperformance Philippines Managing Director Travis Coates, NEDA Undersecretary Jose Miguel de la Rosa, and PNVSCA Executive Director Joselito de Vera

Teleperformance, the world’s leading provider of outsourced customer experience management services, was presented the National Outstanding Volunteer Award by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).

In a heartfelt and inspiring ceremony held December 15, Teleperformance Philippines joined eight other awardees of the nationwide Search for Outstanding Volunteers 2017 that was conducted by the Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA), an attached agency of NEDA.

Teleperformance Philippines Managing Director Travis Coates expressed the company’s gratitude for the recognition of its employee-volunteers’ work and contribution to keeping the spirit of volunteerism alive and growing in the country.

“Our employee-volunteers’ generosity of spirit is both humbling and inspiring. People are going out of their way to be involved, contributing hard-earned money, and giving up their precious personal time to help complete strangers – all the while expecting nothing in return but the fulfillment of their personal mission of being of service to others.”

The Search for Outstanding Volunteers aims to highlight the exemplary performance and dedication to service of Filipino volunteers in helping people build strong communities and recognize the role of volunteerism in development and nation-building. Since 2001, over 130 volunteers and volunteer organizations have been recognized by the national government through the Search for Outstanding Volunteers.

“Volunteers play a crucial role in development,” said NEDA Undersecretary Jose Miguel de la Rosa in his message to the awardees. He asserted that volunteerism brings essential complementary social services which help the government bring about inclusive growth and a stronger social equation that leaves no one behind. USec. De la Rosa noted the many different initiatives of the nine awardees, applauding their “passion to serve others, and that inspires us in the government sector to work harder.”

Among the projects of Teleperformance employee-volunteers cited were the Teleperformance Gawad Kalinga Village in Tanay, its regular blood donation drives, initiatives for the elderly, the orphans and the sick children, tree-planting projects and participation in Brigada Eskwela.

Teleperformance Philippines was the sole recipient of the award in the Corporate Organization category. Other outstanding volunteers were similarly recognized in the Individual Youth Category, Individual Adult Category, Not-for-Profit Organization Category, and Special Citation in Volunteerism.

All the awardees shared their personal volunteer stories and insights during the event, showing how volunteer work is really difficult and demanding. At the same time, they said that volunteers are already rewarded by the joy of helping others and seeing how they touched lives. Volunteerism is a calling, they said, and a life’s choice to pay it forward.

Closing the event was National Volunteer Month Honorary Chair Amb. Henrietta Tambunting de Villa, who exhorted everyone to keep volunteering and demonstrate “love in action” and cura personalis because “our country needs the hearts of volunteers.”

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