Newport News Shipbuilding employees volunteer for a Serve the City cleanup effort.

Shipbuilders “Serve the City”

Published May 3, 2022

Serve the City (STC) is an international movement mobilizing volunteers to serve in simple ways. Newport News Shipbuilding’s Business Transformation & Technology Division (BT&T) has committed to support the community through STC.

During the past six months, BT&T shipbuilders have volunteered to support a variety of efforts, including food delivery for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and working in the Heart of Giving warehouse at the Peninsula Rescue Mission Thrift Store and at the Hampton Roads Urban Agriculture community garden. Volunteers also helped clean up the Hampton Elmerton Cemetery, helped tear down sheds for an elderly neighbor and dug a water line trench for a neighbor.

Although this is a BT&T-led initiative, any NNS employee is invited to join. Almost every event so far has included participants from multiple departments.

“By performing these acts of service, we are giving back to the community and allowing employees to build relationships with co-workers outside of the office,” said Cathy Zimeras. “We are also making new friends with the others who volunteer, and we have even met a few retired ‘Yard Birds’ along the way.”

Every month, new opportunities are listed at, and emails are sent to shipbuilders in the BT&T community. Contact Cathy Zimeras via email for more information.