In fiscal year 2021, associates reported volunteering more than 278,000 hours through VAP, which translated to more than $2 million in grant contributions to organizations serving our communities across the U.S.
Associates who volunteer with an eligible organization for at least one hour may request a charitable contribution on behalf of the organization.
All active full-time and part-time associates based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico are eligible.
The volunteer must have been employed with the company when the hours were volunteered and at the time that the VAP application is submitted and processed.
Participation in VAP is strictly voluntary.
Current 501(c)(3) public charities listed in the IRS Business Master File that conduct charitable activities in the U.S. are eligible.
Organizations must agree to use grant funds solely for activities in the U.S.
We encourage associates to volunteer at their favorite organizations, regardless of their eligibility for VAP. If associates are unsure if the organization qualifies for VAP, we encourage them to ask the organization if it’s eligible under these guidelines.
Application Period and Deadlines
Associates may submit grant applications starting February 1 through January 31 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).
Hours submitted must be within the same fiscal year that the hours were completed.
Organizations must confirm volunteer hours within 90 days of submission.
Associates may only submit up to 100 individual VAP hours per fiscal year.
Volunteer activities should be sponsored and planned by the organization, meaning the organization must play an active role in planning and managing the volunteer activities.
All associate volunteer hours must be above and beyond normal daily work activities.
Virtual volunteerism is allowed, but the associate must participate in a specific activity that is tracked and validated by the organization.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with any Walmart Volunteerism Always Pays program questions.