United Way Launches Online Volunteer Center To Connect Local Nonprofits To Local Volunteers
Volunteer opportunities include United Way’s 6th Annual Toilet Paper Drive in June

News Release

May 19, 2014 – United Way has launched its online Volunteer Center to provide an organized, community-wide portal that connect the Sacramento region’s volunteer and donor base with United Way’s 160 local nonprofit partners and other local organizations. The center at volunteercenter.uwccr.org  is designed to connect individual donors and volunteers, as well as corporate or group volunteers, with opportunities of all sizes and commitments. Community members can log onto the website and create a profile that lists their interests, become fans of participating nonprofits, join volunteer groups, donate unused materials and household items to nonprofits in need, learn about upcoming special events and fundraisers, and advocate for causes.

United Way’s Volunteer Center was partly launched in response to United Way’s 750 corporate partners looking for a coordinated way to engage employees in corporate social responsibility through volunteer work, donation opportunities and events.

            “United Way’s Live United Movement is gaining strong momentum as more and more people and companies are working to ensure everyone in our community has the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health. We need to make sure that as we mobilize everyone, they have an easy tool to join the movement and get their boots on the ground,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region.

            The center launched with dozens of opportunities for the community to get involved with local nonprofits, including United Way’s 6th Annual Toilet Paper Drive on June 12. More than a hundred volunteers are needed to greet donors, wave signs, count rolls, organize food and water breaks, lead volunteer teams and package up toilet paper. Toilet Paper Drive volunteer opportunities are still available on the website.

            Most nonprofits across the region are eligible to add their volunteer opportunities, and can do so through the website. To sign up, organizations log onto the website and create a profile that includes the nonprofit’s mission statement, contact information, needs and upcoming events. For questions, contact volunteer@uwccr.org .

For 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has actively worked to address the community’s most pressing issues, now focusing on innovative solutions related to high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers have formed the Live United Movement to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.