Introducing! The United Way Volunteer Center

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New for Nonprofit Partners: Build your organization’s profile and begin to input your volunteer, material and special event needs by clicking here. More than 50 of our partners have already started. All we need is you!

The United Way Volunteer Center utilizes the Get Connected software, an easy-to-use web-based platform that matches the right donors, advocates, and volunteers with the right opportunities in our community. What is most exciting is the software allows for so much more than just volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers, donors and the community at large can use the United Way Volunteer Center to find ways to volunteer to make a real difference, give unused materials and household items to agencies in need of donations, learn about upcoming special events and fundraisers, and advocate for causes that require a passionate voice.

United Way California Capital Region brought the Volunteer Center to the community to increase our capacity for community engagement in our mission to improve people’s lives in our region by mobilizing and integrating resources. The software is a very user friendly volunteer engagement and management platform that helps nonprofits find and pair volunteers with the right volunteer opportunities. Much like Facebook, local nonprofit organizations create profiles that highlight their mission statements, contact information, needs, and events. Likewise, interested volunteers create individual profiles specifically tailored to their interests, join volunteer groups, become fans of participating agencies, and track nonprofit needs and events.

Needless to say, we’re very excited about bringing this resource to the community and making it much easier for folks to get connected to causes they care about. Before launch, we have 50+ organizations with opportunities listed. Over the new few months, we expect this number to climb quickly to include at minimum all of United Way’s 160 certified nonprofit partners. You see, it makes sense. We work closely with this high number of local nonprofits who have needs. And at the same time, we work with over 400 companies in our region through our workplace giving and community engagement efforts. This software will marry the two and allow for more great stuff to happen in our community. So how will you utilize the United Way Volunteer Center? Get started today: volunteercenter.uwccr.org. Thank you in advance for your commitment to our community!