CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY

 

Volunteers are an essential part of United Way of the Midlands’ work to share their talents and time to help others in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area. We celebrate those who take action.

Volunteering provides benefits beyond measure.
Communities are stronger and volunteers are able to see their impact first-hand.

Benefits:

Employers benefit when they encourage employee participation in volunteer activities – employees are more engaged, they develop professional skills and they are happier and healthier, resulting in better productivity and reduces sick time.

Opportunities

UWM offers three signature volunteer events each year as well as customized projects with partner agencies across the community. These volunteer events promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human service issues and demonstrate what people working together can accomplish.

DAY OF ACTION

UWM’s Day of Action is a day for community and corporate volunteers to reinforce the value of reading by engaging with local children in multiple summer settings. The goal of the day is to remind students and their families about the value of reading over the summer in order to prevent “summer slide,” the loss of reading skills.

DAY OF CARING

Day of Caring is a national day of service where volunteers from across the community spend their time helping local non-profits fulfill a variety of needs – from paperwork to painting and everything in between. Employee teams from several area companies will participate in this volunteer service.

HOLIDAY HELPERS

Families experience hope and reassurance when they can share the joy of the holiday season with their family, without worry. Holiday Helpers connects you with meaningful ways to give back.

CUSTOMIZED CORPORATE PROJECTS

Omaha-Council Bluffs area companies, small and large, come to UWM for help with creating and coordinating meaningful, customized volunteer projects for their employees. Contact us today to experience first-hand the impact your contributions are making.

Studies show:

87% of employees believe they develop professional skills as a result of their volunteer activities

Studies show:

86% of employees indicate learning better time management

Studies show:

92% of employees agreed volunteering as a team helped them develop their people skills/teamwork

Studies show:

71% of those surveyed (almost three-fourths) who volunteer through work report feeling better about their employer

WE MAKE VOLUNTEERING EASY.

Our Get Connected volunteer management system allows for you to create your very own profile page where you can add your volunteer interests. After creating your profile page where you can add your volunteer interests. After creating you profile page, you will receive updates for upcoming volunteer projects in the community. Get Connected also allows you to track your UWM volunteer hours, perfect for adding to your resume.

“I feel when you make a commitment to live in a community, you really want that community to be the best it can be. I choose to volunteer for the gratitude and satisfaction feeling I get, but also for this sense of hope. Hope that one day families in our community won’t have to worry about when their next meal is coming. Hope that students don’t have to worry about struggling to get through school, and that things are available for them to help them succeed in every way possible.”

“HDR employees volunteer consistently through United Way’s Day of Action and Day of Caring. I think it’s a great way for employees to get out of the office and work together for team building.”

-Alison Ingunza, HDR Landscape Architect and UWM Emerging Leaders, Chair

“I had a vision of what I wanted to accomplish for our last volunteer activity and so I reached out to United Way. We talked through what my vision was, worked together and came up with a great plan that they helped me execute. It turned out to be a wonderful volunteer experience for us.”

“When our employees come back from volunteer activities they seem more energized, they’re excited, they talk to their coworkers about their experience and the organization. It’s a win-win situation for the company, United Way and the organizations we’ve helped out.”

– Dolores Terwey, U.S. Bank Assistant Vice President, Project Analyst and UWM Campaign Leader

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