KCNSC Volunteers Make a Difference in Our Communities

In fiscal year 2023, the Kansas City National Security Campus was busy with employees volunteering all over the communities where it operates in  Kansas City and Albuquerque areas with a total of nearly 16,000 volunteer hours logged this past fiscal year. The KCNSC is proud to support our communities with more than volunteering, we also contribute $1 million annually to organizations whose mission align with our strategic mission.

“I’m excited to see how much the employees at KCNSC dramatically increased their volunteering hours this year,” said Sarah Zilliox, Senior Director of Human Resources and Communications, Honeywell FM&T, which manages the KCNSC. “With our employees continued commitment to volunteering in our community, we have been able to make a difference.” 

Volunteering is part of the culture at the KCNSC with a top-down approach of senior leadership championing volunteering efforts within their departments.  

2022 brought changes to the KCNSC strategic community relations initiatives that were implemented in 2023 in an effort to simplify initiatives to increase engagement, provide flexibility, and identify opportunities for our employees and leaders to serve as volunteers or in advisory roles and chairs.

KCNSC’s three focus areas for volunteering that represent our community impact: society, education and environment. The society pillar focuses on veterans, small businesses, and community. The education pillar focuses on STEMM, education, workforce and skilled trade development. The environment pillar focuses on making our community better with clean-ups, tree planting and other sustainability efforts.   

One of the biggest volunteer events in 2023 is Christmas in October, a partner program that has been active for 40 years. This event helps our neighbors in need in the Kansas City metro area by assisting with rebuilding, refurbishing, and cleaning home projects. Volunteers help to paint, fix porches, and make other repairs at the homes. 324 KCNSC employees, family and friends volunteered to support 10 houses on October 14. https://youtu.be/mhIdt_kncik

Some of the several other volunteering efforts include collecting and helping to sort toys at the Marine Corps Reserves’ Toys for Tots annual drive, packaging food at Harvesters Community Food Network, and volunteering at the FIRST Lego League.

For 2024 the KCNSC has a goal of at least 20,000 volunteer hours where it has operations in Kansas City and Albuquerque.

Scroll to top