About Us


A hundred years means hundreds of Pioneers projects — everything from helping the disabled to fostering literacy. We even supply health kits in the event of a natural disaster. Founded in 1911 as the Telephone Pioneers of America, Pioneers has grown to be the largest industry-related volunteer organization in the world.

We’re a dedicated, diverse network of current and retired telecommunications employees across the US and Canada. Our Pioneers network has steadily grown through our grassroots efforts to spread our mission of service — country to country, city to city, neighbor to neighbor.
 Photo courtesy of AT&T Archives and History Center