Giving Back

Electric cooperatives are different from other utilities because we are rooted in the communities we serve, and are committed to supporting those local communities and members. As part of this mission, the employees of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives are dedicated to strengthening the local community surrounding our North Raleigh office location.

Throughout the year, employees have the opportunity to give back to our community by volunteering together at local organizations including the Boys and Girls Club, Interfaith Food Shuttle, Note in the Pocket and the Raleigh Rescue Mission, among others. We also routinely participate in blood drives through the American Red Cross. Employees also receive administrative leave annually that can be used to volunteer in local schools, and we have established an ongoing partnership with the Athens Drive Magnet High School STEM Academy to provide students with valuable real-world encounters with electric cooperatives, the energy industry and STEM principles at work.

Learn more about how we’re giving back to the community in the videos below.

Randall Pooler, Technical Team Lead

“It’s more than the physical labor that we provide; we are supporting organizations by showing them that they’re not standing alone in the community, that we will be there to help them.”

Randall Pooler, Technical Team Lead

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives Give Back

Athens Drive Magnet High School STEM Academy Partnership