Our volunteer work
At Arcadis, our passion for improving quality of life drives the work we do for clients, the way we operate our global company and, also how we engage with people in communities. To date, thousands of our people have volunteered their time, knowledge and skills, in more than 200 pro bono community projects that have created positive impacts around the world. Since 2019, these programs have been connected to one another via the Arcadis Local Sparks program.
Local Sparks: The Arcadis Social Impact Movement
The projects within the Local Sparks program vary from one-day, hands-on activities to assist people in need, to longer-term efforts at technical consulting and mentorship. For example, in Hong Kong we collect surplus bread from bakeries and distribute it to local charities. In Brazil, we helped give people living in a rural settlement access to clean water. In New York, we are mentoring students in math, science and engineering, inspiring them to transform the world for the better.
The main objective of the Local Sparks program is to encourage all Arcadians to contribute their time and expertise to improve quality of life in communities. Through Local Spark, we are stimulating the development of new volunteer projects and promoting the good work our people have already done in communities all around the globe.
Local Sparks is made possible with the generous support of the Lovinklaan Foundation and the KNHM Foundation (founder of Arcadis).