volunteerism

Our team members give hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours in their communities each year, making their neighborhoods safer, healthier places for everyone.

giving in the community

We provide a variety of opportunities for our team members to get involved in and support strong, healthy and safe communities through volunteerism. From renovating elementary school libraries and donating food to the hungry, to responding to disasters and reading with students, we encourage team members to choose activities that match their interests.

United Way

team members work a United Way project

Our team members have supported their communities through projects for the United Waylink opens in a new window since 1962. In 2014, Target and individual team members donated more than $14.6 million, and team members also volunteered nearly 250,000 hours as part of our annual United Way campaign.

tracking our hours

team members and Bullseye cheer for runners

In 2013, our team members donated more than 1 million volunteer hours to projects and organizations they love. By achieving the milestone, they surpassed our goal of tracking 700,000 hours annually two years ahead of schedule. We’ve challenged ourselves to track another million hours in 2014. Team members find volunteer opportunities and track their hours at volunteermatch.org.

Points of Light / HandsOn Network

We're a longtime supporter of the Corporation for National and Community Service link opens in a new windowand Points of Light Institute’slink opens in a new window National Conference on Volunteering and Servicelink opens in a new window, the world’s largest gathering of volunteers and service leaders. In addition, we partner with HandsOn Network’s link opens in a new window 250-plus affiliates to encourage our team members and guests to volunteer in communities across the country.