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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.

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

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of employees agree that volunteering as a group helped them develop their ability to work as a team.

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of those surveyed who volunteer through work report feeling better about their employer.

How you can get involved

Our 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 volunteer@uwmidlands.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 volunteer@uwmidlands.org.

Day of Action

June 2020

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

September 2020

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

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.

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.

"I didn't know...

“…I would take so much out of it. I just thought you show up, you read the books and you leave… but I didn’t know that, just off the first time, you’d get attached to some of the kids. I personally love to read so it was just an instant match. It’s so rewarding. I didn’t realize I was going to take so much from it, and I’m excited to continue with it. I’m just really excited to be a part of that.”

– Billy Garry, Commercial Banking Assistant Relationship Manager at U.S. Bank and Book Trust volunteer.

"I wanted a...

“…’feel good inside’ moment by helping others in need, and I found that this day.”

– Day of Caring volunteer, 2018

"It was an...

“…absolutely amazing day and just had all the feels. Highlight of the month for sure.”

– Day of Action volunteer, 2018

"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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