Virtual Volunteering with TutorMate

Virtual Volunteering with TutorMate

By Lora Phillips, Symantec's Director of Corporate Responsibility

On June 5th, the Symantec TutorMate volunteers visited their students at Markham Elementary in Oakland, CA after a school year of virtual volunteering.

Thanks to all the Symantec tutors: Tracey Bye, Jackie Fahrner, Allyson Gomez, Tricia Gregoire, Shannon Hernandez, Marisa Luke, Debbie Orens, Ramya Sankaran, Ashley Savageau, Sowmya Simha, Lindsay Warden, Alice Wong, Stacie Wong, Kristen Woods, and Bryan Zirkel!

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.@Symantec employees helping to close the literacy gap – from their desks! @Tutormate #CSR
Monday, July 13, 2015 - 8:00am

CAMPAIGN: NortonLifeLock | Community Engagement


The advancement of technology has created real-life innovations previously only imagined. We can video chat with a friend across the world for free, self-driving cars are now on California roads, and we can even descend into real volcanos using virtual reality! With all these advancements that have improved and enriched our lives, there are also more tools out there that allow us to give back to our communities.  

Many organizations are tapping into technology to increase access and reach of volunteering opportunities. One such way is through virtual volunteering. Employees can now volunteer from their desk, their home, or wherever they have an Internet connection. This has transformed the volunteering landscape as it now allows people to participate who may have been deterred from volunteering due to time or life constraints. And even though virtual volunteering has made it easier to give one’s time, it has not taken away from the social and individual benefits that volunteering can bring.

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