Volunteering in the community
Devon employees lead community initiatives in areas where we have exploration and production operations. They are active with organizations including United Way agencies, the FFA, colleges and universities, public schools, chambers of commerce, local and regional food banks, fire departments and arts and cultural organizations. Through the Devon Volunteer Network, our U.S. employees logged nearly 30,000 total volunteer hours during 2014 and 2015.
One coordinated effort of Devon volunteers is the annual “Stuff the Truck” event in Oklahoma City, which benefits the Regional Food Bank. At the 2016 event, 430 Devon employees stuffed, measured, boxed and wrapped more than 132 tons of food, enough for about 220,000 meals.
Even seemingly small programs can make a difference. At our Jackfish camp in Alberta, for instance, employees recycle bottles and cans, with proceeds distributed to local non-profits. Since 2010, this effort has raised $350,000.
Additionally, dozens of Devon employees who work in our field offices serve as ambassadors in their communities. These ambassadors connect with community members, explain our operations, answer questions and attend local events.