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Volunteer Service


CSX employs more than 21,000 people who take pride in the work that they do in their jobs and in their communities. Employees are given the choice to support the charitable organizations that mean the most to them and their families. From helping kids learn to read, to rebuilding local parks and community centers, CSX volunteers really do make a difference.

The company has established several volunteer programs to recognize the positive difference employees make across the CSX network.


Dollars for Doers

CSX encourages employees to share their valuable talents, tools and techniques with the nonprofit organizations they care about. That’s why CSX established Dollars for Doers. Through the CSX Foundation, employees are recognized for the positive difference they make by serving in their communities across the CSX network.

The process is simple. Once a CSX employee volunteers at least 15 hours with a qualifying nonprofit organization, the CSX Foundation will donate $10 for every hour volunteered, up to 40 hours, to an eligible organization of the employee’s choice.


Matching Gifts


CSX will match, dollar-for-dollar, any donation made by a CSX employee to the federally registered charitable organization of their choice. Donations must be made through the CSX’s Pride In Service: Volunteer and Giving Center, and can be made either by credit card or by setting up an automatic payroll deduction. Donations can be one-time or recurring, and several charitable organizations can be supported at one time.  


Board Service


Offered through the CSX Foundation, the board service program is designed to recognize and encourage leadership on the board of directors of nonprofit organizations in the communities where employees live and work.

Any eligible CSX employee who serves on the executive board for a registered 501(c)(3) organization may apply for a Board Service Grant on behalf of that organization. This is in no way part of the employee’s compensation; rather it is a CSX Foundation contribution to the organization for which they are serving as a board member.


Enlisting CSX Volunteers


For an organization to officially request CSX employee volunteers, it must meet one of the following guidelines:

  • It qualifies by possessing tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as listed in the IRS Master File of organizations conducting activities in the United States.
  • It qualifies as a state, county or municipal government entity, including law enforcement and fire rescue departments, and seeks funding to serve the needs of the community at large.
  • It qualifies as a pre-K–12 school, charter school, community/junior college, or college/university.

Click here to submit a request for CSX employee volunteers.