Volunteer Investment Program (VIP)

Our employees give back locally

Hundreds of hours volunteered annually

At Education First, volunteering is always a priority

Sure, our products and services are valuable and help members with their finances. But there's nothing more valuable than a generous spirit, and Education First employees are proud to give back.

Diverse group of volunteers


We don't just say it, we do it:

Lots of businesses talk about a commitment to community. We roll up our sleeves and exhibit it.

Through our Volunteer Investment Program (VIP), our employees have donated over 3,300 hours of volunteer to projects and organizations in Southeast Texas.


Want to know what motivates us? We're passionate about investing in the communities we serve. We enjoy regularly participating in events with Boy's Haven, the Southeast Texas State Fair, Relay for Life, the Southeast Texas Food Bank and many other organizations.

We also turn workdays into opportunities to raise money for worthy organizations in our communities. Every Friday, employees can donate cash into our Blue Jean Fridays Fund for the opportunity to dress down in denim.

The money adds up quickly - and to date, we've donated $18,820 to both local and national organizations.

Our latest Blue Jean Fund project included giving back to Cape Fear Elementary in North Carolina, a school that incurred extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and haf not fully recovered when Hurricane Florence hit the area in 2018. Read the full story here.

If you want to learn more about VIP or you have ideas for additional ways to serve, please call us at 409.898.3770!
Each quarter Education First announces winners from it's pool of employees who have donated the most hours of service through our VIP program. To see Quarter 3 winners, click here.