To affect big changes, you sometimes have to start small, which is why Janus endorses the grassroots volunteering and giving efforts of our employees - either individually or in groups, right here at home. As we look for and promote opportunities to make a difference locally, we hope to inspire others to follow our lead.
A Culture of Giving Back
Steeped in Janus' history is a belief that investing is a two-way street. Our employees have a strong commitment to making life and lives better - not only by finding the best opportunities for our investors, but also by investing in building stronger communities. Through the Janus Community Champions program, we encourage employees to get involved, get out of the office and volunteer their time to a cause that inspires them. By designating eight hours of paid leave annually for those who want to lend a helping hand, we hope to make an even greater impact as a company.
The Janus Community Champions program also connects employees who share common interests, cultures, and goals - both personally and professionally - through cultural alliances, professional organizations and fundraising walks and runs.
Putting Our Feet on the Street
With a wide variety of donations from blood to books and graph paper to groceries, our employees are always willing to lend a hand. The initiatives our employees participate in throughout the year include:
• All-Employee Volunteer Days
• Holiday Giving Programs
• Bonfils Blood Drives
• Janus Community School Supply Drive
• Food Bank Initiatives
• Online Tutoring Program with Denver Public Schools
Janus tutors were eager to meet the little person they’ve been reading with over the phone
A New Reason for Janus Tutors to Love Volunteering
The third year of the Janus Literacy Champions program is now under way, with Janus tutors helping first and second graders in five Denver Public Schools classrooms become better readers. More than 50 Janus volunteers call their students on a weekly basis and read with them for 30 minutes. The individual attention these kids receive can make a tremendous impact on young readers’ confidence, reading comprehension and fluency.