At VacationRoost, we love providing adventure and travel experiences. We also believe strongly in giving back. Listed below are a few of the ways we’re trying to make an impact in the world aside from helping people have great vacations.
Innovation is one of our core values at VacationRoost and we wish to support the future development of the online business landscape. We feel that one of the best ways to do this is to award scholarships to individuals deeply interested and motivated to work in the industry of online marketing. We award a scholarship twice yearly to individuals who complete an exercise designed to give greater exposure to online marketing and showcase their skills.
Clean Air Champion
VacationRoost's business centers around traveling and enjoying the world in which we live. As a Clean Air Champion, VacationRoost is committed to do these things to help preserve and improve the environment:
- Utilize teleworking options for employees and corporate meetings
- Encourage Employees to use alternative transportation on “Red Air Days”
- Encourage Employees to use active transportation, e.g. walking and biking
- Establish a TravelWise integration plan
- Participate annually in the Clear the Air Challenge
Buddy Walk National Partner
VacationRoost is proud to be a national sponsor and partner of the Buddy Walk. Established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society, the Buddy Walk promotes acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. The Buddy Walk organizes over 250 walking events across the nation.
Women Tech Council
The Women Tech Council provides mentoring, visibility, and networking for women. The community is built for women who currently work for technology companies, and for those that may work in technology roles in other market sectors. VacationRoost supports the Women Tech Council through participation in events and their annual fundraising efforts.
SLC|SEM is Utah's community of search engine marketers. Their goal is to raise search marketing education and information sharing in Utah. SLC|SEM hosts national search experts who discuss key challenges in the world of search engine marketing. VacationRoost is a corporate member and its employees regularly attend to learn and be part of the community.
Visual Art Institute
The Visual Art Institute fosters students' creative voices through in-depth training, independent study, and experimentation in visual arts. The vision of the Visual Art Institute is to provide exceptional visual art programs as a powerful tool in enhancing the educational experiences the students. VacationRoost supports the visual Arts Institute in their annual fundraising events.
Columbus Community Center
VacationRoost was a featured sponsor for the Columbus Community Center's annual golf tournament. The Columbus Community Center provides residential services, daily activity programs, and employment services and training to people with disabilities.
Shining Star Foundation
The Shining Stars Foundation provides services for children, 6-18, living with pediatric cancer or another life threatening illness. They provide unique, recreational and social activities, including: adaptive skiing/snowboarding, outdoor education, adventure sports, music, cultural and community events, animal based therapy, and more. Services are delivered through overnight, week-long programs and single day events. We donate annually to this foundation.
VacationRoost wishes to recognize its many employees who are actively involved in praiseworthy activities and charitable organizations. Here's a few places where VacationRoost employees are actively involved:
Raft for the Cure raises funds for breast cancer every year by bringing 100’s of participants down to Moab, UT for a full day of river rafting, food, concerts, and fun.
Make-A-Wish is the nation's largest wish-granting organization. The Make-A-Wish Foundation gives hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions.
VacationRoost works with strategic partners to provide funding based upon participating customer surveys. This is an opportunity for VacationRoost to give back, based upon customer voting.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is not your typical organization. They help children realize their potential and build their futures. They nurture children and strengthen communities.
Charity Water has been partnering with local experts around the world to build sustainable, community-owned water projects since 2006. The staff frequently travel to the field to oversee their work and to vet new opportunities. They have funded over 8,944 water projects and helped 3,400,000 people receive clean water in 20 countries.
Wounded Warrior Project helps thousands of Wounded Warriors - and their families - as they return home from the current conflicts. When a warrior faces challenges, the family experiences those challenges along with their warrior. We support family members who suddenly find they are serving as full-time supporters or caregivers.