By sharing your time and talents, you can touch someone’s life in a truly powerful way.
A can of food on a pantry shelf. 30 minutes spent reading with a student. A fresh layer of paint in a shelter. These may seem like small acts of kindness, but they make a world of a difference for individuals in need. You can offer the hope and dignity that helps someone build a better life for their family, today.
How you can get involvedOur events promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase awareness of local issues and demonstrate what people working together can accomplish.
GOOD on the Go
Throughout the Year
During a GOOD on the Go project, your team will work together to assemble kits for people in need at your office or another site of your choosing. United Way of the Midlands will order and transport needed supplies, coordinate the event and deliver the kits to local nonprofit agencies or agency/ies of your choice. Contact our Director of Volunteer Engagement for more information and pricing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customized Corporate Projects
Throughout the year
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 by emailing our Director of Volunteer Engagement at email@example.com.
Day of Caring
Save the Date – 2021
We look forward to having volunteers out in our community to support Day of Caring 2021. More information to come. If you or your organization is interested in a volunteer event, please reach out to our Director of Volunteer Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
November – December
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.
Day of Action
Day of Action on April 8, 2021 was created to support United Way partner organizations who were on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so grateful to the 352 donors and 270 volunteers who showed up to make our community stronger. More information is to come about this community-wide giving day in 2022!
Small acts make big impacts.
When you hang an outfit on a hanger in a women’s shelter, you’re doing more than tidying up. For a woman who had to flee her home due to domestic abuse, that outfit can be life-changing. It may be the first thing she’s been able to call her own since leaving. It may be the first piece of clothing that makes her feel confident. It may be the outfit she wears to a job interview or when she drops her child off at a new school. For her, that one outfit may mean everything. And you helped put it in her hands.
Understanding our community’s needs and how you can help is a big job. That’s why we use the volunteer management system Get Connected to help you find opportunities you’re interested in. With Get Connected you can also create your own profile page where you can add your volunteer interests and track your hours and receive updates for upcoming volunteer projects in the community.