About us


We can all be volunteers.

But only those who have the courage are volunteers.

Only those who dare are volunteers!

At EDP we believe that volunteering multiplies the purpose and meaning of what we do. We see volunteering as a tool capable of bridging the gap between the company and its communities, which puts the talents and skills of our people at the service of the communities where we are present, contributing to their development and transformation, but also as a tool which allows the development of personal and professional skills of our volunteers.

We are inclusive, which is why we balance skills volunteering with social volunteering, and we challenge families, friends, partners and clients to volunteer with us.

Since 2011, we have had around 43,000 participations, delivering more than 280,000 hours of volunteering, and we have established partnerships with more than 5,000 organizations and social entities. Over the last 12 years, we have touched the lives of more than 1.8 million people.

Over the years, more and more of us participate in volunteering actions. Currently, 27% of our people participate in volunteering actions through the company.

We promote initiatives in 19 countries where EDP is present and we have management teams at EDP in Portugal, EDP Spain, EDP Renováveis and EDP Brasil.

The main areas in which we invest are:

  • Social inclusion
  • Training
  • Energy inclusion
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Action

We believe that volunteering has a central role in responding to the challenges of our time, and that is why our projects seek to make our contribution to achieving sustainable development goals.

Currently, EDP Volunteering has a global program coordination team and management teams in the various companies, in this sense it promotes both global and transversal actions across all geographies, as well as local actions managed by local teams.


  • CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN (December): with local strategies, but with the charisma of making Christmas happier and more human for those who need it most.
  • ENERGY CAMPAIGN (May): promotes skills volunteering, focusing on the topic of energy and reinforces investment in projects aligned with the business.
  • LOCAL PROJECTS: Social, environmental or skills volunteering projects promoted in the different regions where EDP is present.

And it also allows each employee to activate the number of hours of their working hours equivalent to 6 working days per year to volunteer in an action of their choice, whether promoted by the Volunteer Program or not. Additionally, each employee provides a number of hours equivalent to 5 working days per year to participate in the management of volunteering projects, skills volunteering or international volunteering.

We are all courageous because we dare.

Dare to be a volunteer.

Dare to change the world!