Starbucks wants its employees to give back to the community.
The coffee company announced its launch of Starbucks Service Fellows. It's part of a partnership with Points of Light, an organization dedicated to volunteering. Employees will work at least 20 hours a week at their local store and up to 20 hours at local nonprofits while still receiving compensation and benefits.
In a press release, Starbucks says this allows its employees to "serve their communities and gain experience/skills in the nonprofit sector."
There will be 36 employees in 13 cities taking part in the six-month testing phase. If all goes well, Starbucks hopes to expand the program.
Correction: A previous version of this story suggested Starbucks would compensate service fellows for their nonprofit work. The fellows will receive compensation from Points of Light.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.