Spirit of Citizens

Citizens Bank & Trust Employee Volunteer Program: Spirit of Citizens


A Note from the President/CEO:

We have many things that separate us and are points of differentiation between our Bank and those with whom we compete every day. These are the things we do as an institution that define who we are in the communities we serve. We give, we make time for community events, we sit on local boards, and in general, we participate in the lives of many within our communities. We also volunteer. We volunteer because we have employees with a desire to help others, and that understand their ability to impact others through giving their time. It's a cultural thing for us, and it is something that has been encouraged since the inception of our Bank. Personally, it's one of the reasons I feel blessed to work here. Because we have so many that are already part of this, support at the Bank level – formal support – just seems right. The Spirit of Citizens program is designed for all full-time employees, and is formalized to bring volunteerism into the forefront, and to institutionalize this good work within Citizens Bank & Trust. Within the program is paid time away to support and encourage more of what many of our employees already practice. The program was not built with any sort of "approved" volunteer activities, rather, we anticipate many will seek out a role that fits their passion, or resonates with them in some fashion. There are many agencies, literacy programs, non-profits, homes for the elderly, church-related programs, etc., all of which have the hope of volunteers at the core of how they operate. It is our hope that we employees find an opportunity that suits them, and in turn, our communities are impacted in a positive way.


-Charlie Williams, President/CEO


Citizens Bank & Trust



About the Program:

Citizens Bank & Trust, as a responsible corporate citizen, promotes corporate volunteerism through the use of its resources in support of community programs, activities, and critical needs areas in its Employee Volunteer Program called Spirit of Citizens. Employees are encouraged to become involved in their communities, lending their voluntary support to programs that positively impact the quality of life within these communities. Spirit of Citizens was launched on June 29, 2017. In the program, full-time employees at Citizens Bank & Trust, once approved by Supervisor, are given time away from the Bank to volunteer. Employees are encouraged to "find their place and passion" in their community. Spirit of Citizens is built on a win/win/win model in that it is (1) supporting company priorities and core values; (2) basing activities on employees' interests; and (3) targeting real community needs. Hours volunteered both inside and outside of work are captured. See below to learn more about where many Citizens Bank & Trust employees volunteered in 2017, both on and off regular work hours.


Areas of Volunteerism:


Albertville High School - Football Game Concessions


Albertville Nursing Home


Albertville.Us


Apple Foundation - Schools of Guntersville


Arab First Baptist Church


Arab First United Methodist Church


CDA Board of Albertville


Child Advocacy Center of Marshall County


Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates of Marshall County


Dayspring Center for Christian Counseling


Grace Fellowship Church


Grace Fellowship Church - FCA Sports Camp


Guntersville High School


Guntersville High School - Football Game Concession


Guntersville Middle School Advisory Board


Hazel Green Elementary


Junior Achievement – Albertville Middle School


Junior Achievement – Guntersville Middle School


Kairos Prison Ministry


Limestone Co Board of Education/Sugar Creek Elementary School


Limestone County Board of Education/Elkmont Elementary School


Manna House


Marshall County Youth Leadership


Marshall County ARC


Marshall County Leadership Challenge


Marshall County Leadership Challenge Alumni Association


Marshall Health Systems Board of Directors


Marshall Medical Cancer Care Center


Meals on Wheels/United Way Day


Night to Shine with Tim Tebow sponsored by Compassion City Church


The Foundation for Marshall Medical Centers: Pink Pumpkin Run


Project Literacy


Queen for a Day


Room in the Inn


RSVP of Marshall County


Rotary Club of Albertville


Rotary Club of Arab


Shepherd's Cove Hospice


United Way Day of Caring


United Way of Marshall County


United Way/Can-A-Thon




Have a volunteer opportunity to share with Citizens Bank & Trust employees?

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