Volunteer Engagement at United Way connects interested volunteers to meaningful experiences and helps Weld County nonprofits increase their volunteer management capacity.
Many nonprofits in Weld County operate with minimal budgets. Sometimes volunteer support is the only way these organizations can achieve their mission. 62.6 million Americans volunteer. Colorado consistently surpasses the national average – nearly one third of Coloradoan’s volunteer each year – that’s 1.2 million people! Coloradoans volunteer 143 million hours of service a year, averaging 35 hours per resident each year. Volunteer Engagement at United Way helps make these community connections for volunteerism.
Volunteer Engagement (VE) at United Way of Weld County (UWWC) provides direct service to the Weld County community and creates a more connected, cohesive, and supportive environment for all its citizens. VE acts as a hub for connecting interested volunteers by promoting meaningful opportunities via an electronic resource guide, a mobile phone app, and an online registration and referral system. VE also convenes conversations and holds trainings on nonprofit volunteer management capacity building. Additionally, VE oversees the UWWC volunteer management system and recruits volunteers for a number of UWWC programs, projects, and events.
Volunteer Engagement also coordinates Day of Action, an annual one-day event for community members, businesses, and families to volunteer and complete projects at local nonprofit organizations.
So far in 2016-17, Volunteer Engagement has coordinated 1,238 UWWC volunteers who donated 9,674.5 hours of time. The Colorado value of volunteer time is $25.97 per hour, for a total savings of $251,220.80.
Interested in learning more about United Way Volunteer Engagement? Contact Nicole Quinn at 970-353-4300 or nicole@UnitedWay-Weld.org