Global Week of Service

Join us for Ancestry’s first-ever Global Week of Service – a time where our Ancestry family will come together virtually from around the world to volunteer and make a meaningful difference in our communities where we live and work.

Each day will feature volunteer activities tied to one of Ancestry’s Corporate Responsibility focus areas:

  • Monday: Preservation Day
  • Tuesday: Education Day
  • Wednesday: Inclusion & Diversity Day
  • Thursday: Sustainability Day
  • Friday: Make Your Mark Day

Sign up below and join us in amplifying our impact in the community! Kids, partners, and pets are welcome.

Email Jillian Hunt ([email protected]) if you have any questions. If you would like to order a free Global Week of Service T-shirt, please do so by August 25 via this form.

Schedule:

Sustainability Champion Program

CR Pillar Supported: Sustainability | Time (MT): Ongoing

Ancestry World Archives Project – Volunteer Indexing Activity (Beginner)

CR Pillar Supported: Preserving At-Risk History | Time (MT): 10:00 – 11:30am

Utah VA Cemetery Clean-up

CR Pillar Supported: Preserving At-Risk History | Time (MT): 12:00 – 2:00pm

Ancestry World Archives Project – Volunteer Indexing Activity (Intermediate)

CR Pillar Supported: Preserving At-Risk History | Time (MT): 2:00 – 3:30pm

AncestryK12 Overview

CR Pillar Supported: Empowering the Next Generation of History Makers | Time (MT): 3:00pm

Virtual Education (WeHero)

CR Pillar Supported: Empowering the Next Generation of History Makers | Time (MT): 1:00pm

Education Access Kit Building (WeHero)

CR Pillar Supported: Empowering the Next Generation of History Makers | Time (MT): 10:00am

Social Equality Art Activity (WeHero)

CR Pillar Supported: Inclusion & Diversity | Time (MT): 10:00am

Larkin Street Youth Services Virtual Screening & Volunteer Activity

CR Pillar Supported: Inclusion & Diversity | Time (MT): 11:00am – 12:30pm (90-min)

Reforestation (WeHero)

CR Pillar Supported: Sustainability | Time (MT): 11:00am

‘Zero Waste’ Webinar

CR Pillar Supported: Sustainability | Time (MT): 10:00am

Make Your Mark Day

Open day for employees to take Volunteer Time Off (VTO) to support the causes you are most passionate about!

CR Pillar Supported: All | Time (MT): All Day

WeHero Events:

Art for Social Equality

Wednesday, October 6 | 10:00 – 10:55 AM MT

What: During this virtual event we’ll discuss different social movements and how art can be a powerful force for change. Participants will grab the art supplies available in your home and learn how to create art with a social purpose. After the event, you can keep your completed art and follow the provided instructions to send it to National CARES to support their mission to support the emotional, social, and academic development of Black youth in underserved communities. (nonprofit organization: National CARES)

Recommended Materials: Blank sheet of paper, pencil, eraser, and coloring materials available (colored pencils, oil pastels/crayons, watercolor/paints, markers). It is also possible to complete this project on a tablet or smartphone!

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: Up to 500 Employees

Deadline to Register: Friday, October 1 | 5:00 PM MT

A recording will be available on Treehouse following the event for those who are unable to attend.

Virtual Education

Tuesday, October 5 | 1:00 – 1:55 PM MT

What: In this session, you will learn about the impact of early education in the United States and the importance of reading at an early age. Post-event, participants will choose a book from a pre-approved book list to read aloud, record, and submit to WeHero. WeHero will share the videos with the nonprofit working to help support kids with early age literacy. (nonprofit organization: Early Learning Coalition of Orange County)

Materials Needed: You will need to choose a book from this book list. You can grab the children’s book from home or pick one up from your local library. If you would like to order one for the activity, we recommend First Book.

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: Up to 500 Employees

Deadline to Register: Friday, October 1 | 5:00 PM MT

A recording will be available on Treehouse following the event for those who are unable to attend.

Education Access

Tuesday, October 5 | 10:00 – 10:55 AM MT

What: Through Education Access, you will put together kits for youth in underserved communities with necessary school supplies to learn and thrive in the classroom. Add your own touch and message to each kit you create by drawing fun pictures on the bags, and leaving letters of encouragement. Together we can empower the next generation of history makers with equal access to the tools they need to succeed! (nonprofit organization: Kids in Need Foundation)

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: 250 US Employees, 75 International Employees

Deadline to Register: Registration Closed

Home shipping address required for this activity to ship materials.

Reforestation

Thursday, October 7 | 11:00 – 11:55 AM MT

What: Raise awareness about the importance of taking care of our environment, while actually doing it! One Tree Planted and WeHero are enabling companies to reforest our local communities, one volunteer event at a time. Join us for this virtual event as we germinate giant sequoia seeds together, learn about our local tree canopy and global reforestation efforts while connecting over a fun activity at home. One Tree Planted will plant 8 trees for every employee who participates in the event. Let’s grow some trees! (nonprofit organization: One Tree Planted)

Recommended Planting Instructions: Once your seedling has reached 8 inches in height, it will be ready to plant outside! The best times to plant are when the temperature does not go below 40 degrees (typically between March and May). Here is a list of locations you can contact, to donate/plant your tree once grown to the needed size.

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: 200 (US Employees Only)

Deadline to Register: Registration Closed

Home shipping address required for this activity to ship materials.

Ancestry-led Events:

Sustainability Champion Program

Ongoing

What: Join Ancestry on our sustainability journey by becoming an Ancestry Sustainability Champion! By completing an hour-long virtual Sustainability course and creating a personal sustainability action plan, you will receive the Ancestry Sustainability Champion Badge, recognition on Treehouse and Ancestry will make a donation to plant a tree in their honor through The Nature Conservancy’s “Plant a Billion Trees” campaign. Stay tuned for the training in Bridge!

If you’re interested in participating in the training, sign up here for an alert once the training is live in Bridge.

Employee Capacity: No Limit

Q4 Course Completion Deadline: October 31, 2021

Ancestry World Archives Project - Beginner Volunteer Indexing Activity

Monday, October 4 | 10:00 – 11:25 AM MT

What: The Ancestry World Archives Project (AWAP) is an established community of volunteers that has spent years preserving historical documents and making them available online for free. It is a key part of Ancestry’s philanthropic initiative to make culturally important records available to everyone, regardless of subscription status. This project has helped save millions of records worldwide. Please watch this video to learn more about how AWAP has impacted individuals like Holocaust survivor, David Bayer.

Join this session to help us further the AWAP mission. And if you’re brand-new to indexing, this session is for you!

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: No Limit

Deadline to register: Friday, October 1 | 5:00 PM MT

A recording will be available on Treehouse following the event for those who are unable to attend.

Ancestry World Archives Project - Intermediate Volunteer Indexing Activity

Monday, October 4 | 2:00 – 3:25 PM MT

What: The Ancestry World Archives Project (AWAP) is an established community of volunteers that has spent years preserving historical documents and making them available online for free. It is a key part of Ancestry’s philanthropic initiative to make culturally important records available to everyone, regardless of subscription status. This project has helped save millions of records worldwide.

Ancestry is a long-time partner of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2011 The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry worked together to create the World Memory Project using software and processes developed by AWAP to allow anyone, anywhere to help build the largest free online resource for information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution during World War II.

Join us in making an impact by preserving records to help families discover what happened to their loved ones and restore the identities of people the Nazis tried to erase from history.

Please watch this video to learn more about how AWAP has impacted individuals like Holocaust survivor, David Bayer.

Join this session to help us further the AWAP mission. And if you’ve ever done indexing or keying before, this session is for you!

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: No Limit

Deadline to register: Friday, October 1 | 5:00 PM MT

A recording will be available on Treehouse following the event for those who are unable to attend.

Utah VA Cemetery Clean-up

Monday, October 4 | 12:00 – 1:55 PM MT

What: UTAH EMPLOYEES ONLY: The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Utah Veterans Cemetery & Memorial Park Service and Ancestry invite you to remember and serve those who served in the armed forces. We will be cleaning areas around the Utah Veterans Cemetery in Bluffdale Utah near Camp Williams. What to bring: Bring gloves, rakes, shovels, and a full battery phone or camera.

Where: 17111 1700 W, Bluffdale, UT 84065

Employee Capacity: 30

Deadline to register: Registration at Capacity 

AncestryK12 Community Impact Program

Tuesday, October 5 | 3:00 – 3:55 PM MT

What: For nearly a decade, Ancestry has offered access to historical record collections and content through its no-cost AncestryK12® program for K-12 schools nationwide to help students personally connect to and learn from history. Today, 5 million students have access to Ancestry in their classrooms. To expand the impact of this program, Ancestry recently partnered with Facing History and Ourselves to develop a robust collection of resources for educators. The classroom resources cover topics including: Race, Slavery & Reconstruction, Immigration, World War II & the Holocaust, and The Power of Identity. These materials help educate students on these important topics and learn more about themselves. Join us to learn more about the program and how you can help empower students in your community through access to AncestryK12.

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: No Limit

Deadline to register: Friday, October 1 | 5:00 PM MT

A recording will be available on Treehouse following the event for those who are unable to attend.

Larkin Street Youth Services Virtual Screening & Volunteer Activity

Wednesday, October 6 | 11:00 – 12:25 PM MT

What: In support of Larkin Street Youth Services, Ancestry Employee Resource Groups PRIDE, Somos and Black Roots are proud to host a virtual screening of “Paving the Way,” followed by card writing for youth who are experiencing homelessness.

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: No Limit

Deadline to register: Friday, October 1 | 5:00 PM MT

A recording will be available on Treehouse following the event for those who are unable to attend.

Zero Waste Webinar

Thursday, October 7 | 10:00 – 10:55 AM MT

What: Ancestry and San Francisco Recology will host a helpful webinar on the importance of recycling, composting, and the simple steps you can take each day to limit single-use plastics and landfill waste.

Where: Zoom Event

Employee Capacity: No Limit

Deadline to register: Friday, October 1 | 5:00 PM MT

A recording will be available on Treehouse following the event for those who are unable to attend.

Event Registration

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