What fires you up? Literacy? Poverty? Hunger?
Whatever it is, there are opportunities waiting for you to get connected.
United Way of the Midlands has just launched Get Connected, a tool where volunteers can match their preferences with the needs of non-profit agencies throughout the Midlands.
Visit uway.org/volunteer to sign up or log in with your Facebook account. Once you’re in, you can choose a cause and find volunteer opportunities, see requests for in-kind needs, board opportunities, and even look for employment opportunities. You can even subscribe to updates from your favorite cause. Because it’s all based on your preferences, you don’t have to worry about anyone spamming you, and United Way will never give your personal information to anyone else.
“We looked at the work we were doing with partners in our community and realized just how great the need for volunteers is,” said Mac Bennett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “We’ve been a leader in promoting volunteerism in the Midlands through our community-wide Days of Action and through our workplace campaigns and this website is a way to continue that work with a broader reach.”
Non-profit agencies in the Midlands, even those not affiliated with United Way, are encouraged to create an agency page and utilize this resource to further connect with their community and volunteers. More than 1,400 people have signed up already, and there are over 40 agencies with 100 volunteer projects, 60 in-kind needs and 30 events.
“We wanted to use this website as a way to strengthen not just our partners, but all non-profits in the Midlands,” said Bennett. “This is a resource that will benefit everyone in our community.”
Find out more on our Facebook pages as well:
Young Leaders Society: http://www.facebook.com/UWYoungLeadersSociety
Women in Philanthropy: http://www.facebook.com/WomenInPhilanthropy