Breckenridge Grand Vacations Encourages Community Engagement Through Volunteer Hours
Giving back to the community is a core component of Breckenridge Grand Vacations’ (BGV) culture, and BGV is deeply committed to supporting our local community. Through BGV Gives, BGV’s philanthropic program, the company sponsors and participates in a number of Summit County initiatives, encouraging employees and community to get involved and donate their time through volunteering at local events and for philanthropic causes.
In 2018, a total of 1,768 hours were provided to support community programs. So far this year, a total of 307 hours were used for volunteering. BGV employees are highly encouraged to volunteer locally and are paid up to three full days to do so via the company’s Volunteer Time Off program. Through partnerships with many of the local organizations, BGV Gives offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for BGV employees and local residents.
The 4th Annual Rob Millisor Heart Health Walk is currently looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks on Friday, June 7, and on the date of the event, Saturday, June 8. The event, hosted at Carter Park in Breckenridge, funds heart health programs, education and research. Those interested in conservation and sustainability can help maintain some of Breckenridge’s trails through the Adopt-a-Trail Program of the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD). Volunteers can also participate in one of Breckenridge’s most popular fall events, The Summit Foundation’s Annual Rubber Duck Races, which takes place during Labor Day weekend. Its proceeds support scholarships and grants to local nonprofit organizations.
The benefits of volunteering goes well beyond the donation of one’s time to a cause or program. There are heart health benefits too. Volunteering helps to counteract the effects of stress, anger and anxiety and gives purpose to your life. Giving of yourself combats depression, makes you happy and boosts your self esteem. Donating your time contributes to a longer life, expands your connections with people in the community and creates new relationships. And volunteering can even advance you career through networking and learning new skills. But most of all, volunteering makes Summit County and our surrounding communities a better place to live, work and play for residents and guests alike.
For more information on volunteering opportunities, visit www.bgvgives.org.