The coastal cleanup remains the most-awaited activity every Volunteer Week as volunteers join together to clean the long coastline of the Chevron Batangas Terminal, a nesting ground for the Olive-Ridley sea turtles. Since CPI began regular security patrols and annual cleanup operations in 2007, turtle sightings along the shore have significantly increased over the years.
Chevron has been undertaking a host of Corporate Social Responsibility projects year in and year out. These include partnerships with the Philippine Red Cross to help calamity and other victims, as well as campaigns like Fuel Your School that raise funds to enhance learning in some of the highest need public schools in the country. And then there is the annual Chevron Volunteer Week.
Held every year during the fourth quarter, Volunteer Week has been helping the youth, the underprivileged, and the marginalized members of society for the past ten years. Now on its 11th run, this year witnessed over 300 volunteers from various Caltex and Chevron subsidiaries, along with their counterparts from partner companies, take part in activities such as breadmaking, robotics learning, storytelling, and ofcourse, the annual coastal cleanup.
The Caltex Makati Credit Cooperative (CMCC) started things off with Project LIVE (Labor Intensive Volunteerism Engagement). The project was a stuffed pan de sal making workshop given by the migrant bakers from the foundation to CMCC volunteers. The volunteers then undertook a feeding program for the parents and children of Barangay Pio del Pillar in Makati Coity.