Building on last year’s inaugural Global Week of Volunteering, the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has embarked on another week devoted to volunteerism and caring for communities.

This year’s event kicked off Thursday and runs through Wednesday. Goodyear volunteers across the world will team up with more than 40 local organizations to work on 130 community projects during the week, the company said in a news release. Goodyear also is organizing 18 professional development workshops for more than local nonprofit professionals in Akron.

Goodyear teams in Luxembourg, China, India, Canada, Chile, South Africa and Romania will host local efforts as part of the global initiative.