Employee Volunteerism

Consumers Energy employees are deeply involved in the community, volunteering at nonprofits, schools and local organizations to help their neighbors and the underserved.

Unstoppable Volunteer Spirit

Our team members’ strong ties with nonprofits include serving on local boards and committees and serving as mentors, fundraisers and organizers. We support their volunteerism through three grant programs—Volunteer Investment Program (VIP), Caring for Community and Matching Gifts Program.

Building Stronger Communities Through Volunteering

Strong communities rely on volunteers. More than 4,000 of our employees and retirees volunteer across Michigan annually. You’ll find them volunteering in classrooms, community centers and food pantries. They are baseball coaches, school board members, Scout leaders and first responders. They build homes, serve on nonprofit boards and care for animals. To inspire and reward employees for helping their community, the Consumers Energy Foundation gives grants of up to $500 for the nonprofits with which they work. The VIP grant awards are doubled for organizations working with youth.

Habitat for Humanity Roofing Work

Team Blue Means More Green for Nonprofits

When team members volunteer as a group, the Consumers Energy Foundation donates $250 in Caring for Community grants to qualifying nonprofits. More than 1,000 employees formed groups last year to serve meals at homeless shelters, build homes for Habitat for Humanity, beautify community spaces, deliver water and remove invasive species.


Habitat for Humanity Food Bank

When Our Employees Give, Communities Get More

Our employees want to improve the communities where they live. So we match employee donations dollar for dollar for gifts $25 or more, up to $1,000 per year to community foundations, food banks, homeless shelters and universities. Retiree donations are matched at 50%. Annually, the Consumers Energy Foundation donates $105,000 in matching funds. It’s our way of honoring our employees and retirees and the causes that matter most to them.

Volunteerism at Consumers

  • Our volunteers work together to help more than 100 community nonprofits every year.
  • Our volunteers like to do the heavy lifting.
  • When team members volunteer in groups, the Consumers Foundation donates $250 to qualifying nonprofits.
  • Our team members work together and volunteer together.
  • Caring for Community teams bag food for families in need.
  • Our volunteers are willing to lend a helping hand and serve our community members.