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Why UPS is My Employer of Choice
Why UPS is My Employer of Choice

This year, the UPS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender & Allies (LGBTA) Business Resource Group participated in the 2012 Atlanta Pride Parade. Our team of 44 UPSers and family members marched in the parade for the first time ever to promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among LGBT members in the Atlanta area and throughout the Southeastern United States.

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What is it Like to Make a Difference?
Backpack in the Park

When I attended high school in Russia, we had a Peace Corps volunteer (named Todd) from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He taught English as a foreign language and worked in after-school programs. Todd made a difference in my life; he inspired me to experience what it is like to be a volunteer. Giving back to our community and knowing that we make a difference in someone’s life is an awesome feeling. We are not only helping our community grow stronger, but we are also helping ourselves become stronger.

I always did volunteer work; no matter where I lived in the world. In Russia, I volunteered at local orphanages. In China, I taught English and Russian in kindergarten. In Florida, I volunteered for Junior Achievement, United Way, American Heart Association, IABC and other organizations. When I started my career at UPS, I joined the newly created Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) & Allies Business Resource Group. Being a member of the group has opened a new window of volunteer opportunities for me.

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