TEP employees working and participating in charity walk

Culture of Volunteerism

Volunteer service forms the heart of our corporate culture at Tucson Electric Power. The passion for volunteerism starts with our leadership and is shared by many of our 1,500 employees, who play a direct role in strengthening the community.

About one-third of our employees actively volunteer on their own or through TEP’s employee-led Community Action Team (CAT). Their efforts ensure that food pantries are stocked and that children have clothing, school supplies and basic health care. Our volunteers also raise money to fight disease and help individuals facing hardships to rebuild their lives.

Our CAT volunteers participate in about 90 community events, drives or causes each year. Since our CAT program began in 1993, TEP employees and the friends and family members who join them at CAT events have contributed more than a half-million hours of volunteer service to our community!

In addition to organizing and funding volunteer activities, TEP also offers donations to support employees who volunteer for organizations such as 4H, sports teams, music and special interest clubs or camps.

Request Volunteers

TEP provides employee volunteers to support nonprofit events when a TEP employee serves as a liaison with your organization and as TEP’s volunteer coordinator. You will need to provide the name of that TEP employee when you submit your request for volunteer assistance. Please submit your request a minimum of 90 days before the event so that we have adequate time to secure and coordinate volunteers. Volunteer participation does not ensure a financial contribution from TEP.

Request Board Members

Nonprofit organizations may request that a TEP employee serve on their governing board, provided certain requirements are met. We want to ensure a positive experience for both the TEP employee and your organization. You must be able to meet all of these requirements as well as provide Directors and Officers Insurance. TEP employee board service does not ensure a financial contribution from TEP.

TEP employee with cats

TEP Volunteers Give Back

At least one-third of TEP’s employees volunteer, either on their own or through events coordinated by the company’s Community Action Team.
Day of Service

TEP Volunteers Revitalize Neighborhood for Day of Service

More than 120 TEP and community volunteers worked together to benefit Habitat for Humanity Tucson and Literacy Connects.