NNSA is focused on the mission first, people always, and NNSA’s people make a difference, both on and off the clock. During National Volunteer Week, we recognize those across the enterprise who are active, energetic, and engaged in their communities. Every day, members of America’s nuclear security enterprise team across the country realize their potential to make a difference by embracing service to others.
From building wheelchair ramps to starting a middle school robotics program, volunteers and managers at NNSA’s labs and sites are devoted to going the extra mile to make a difference in local communities. NNSA volunteers have given thousands of hours of community service through annual service programs—like Savannah River’s Project Serve and Days of Caring—and educational community outreach for science, technology, math and engineering (STEM)—to include science bowls in Kansas and Nevada, hip-hop physics education, STEM career introductions for young women, and giving away free microscopes.
In addition to giving their time, the workers and leaders of NNSA’s nuclear security enterprise provide material support for a plethora of charitable causes, like United Way in South Carolina and Texas, Coats for Kids, scholarships for college and high school students, pets for veterans, and food for hungry children in both Texas and Nevada.