National Volunteer Month includes National Volunteer Week (April 10- 17), which was established in 1974 by former President Richard Nixon. It has grown in scope each year since, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other respected elected officials.
Volunteering is not only altruistic – it's an opportunity to advance in all areas of your life:
• Connect with your community.
• Conserve funds for nonprofits and other organizations by contributing your time.
• Share your skills and gain new ones.
• Meet new people.
• Develop self-esteem and self-confidence.
• Promote a worthwhile activity.
• Feel needed and valued.
• Experience something new.
Join your fellow Iowans, who are volunteering more than ever. Last year Iowa reported second-highest volunteer rate in the country!
How do I get involved?
United Way is here to help you celebrate National Volunteer Month by taking action! Volunteer recognition efforts, volunteer activities, and more will be on our website and facebook page throughout April. Plus, CorridorVolunteers.org has over 150 different local volunteer opportunities.
Here's a short list of events needing volunteers in April. Details are available by clicking on the CorridorVolunteers Calendar:
• Spring Sweep! (April 16)
• Camp Wapsie Volunteer Day (April 17)
• Big Magic Breakfast! (April 26)
• Marion Cares Bike Rally (April 30)
• Clean the Corridor! (April 30)
Help us recognize people in action:
Go to www.uweci.org to vote on the finalists for the LIVE UNITED Volunteer Awards. The five winners will each be awarded $500 to donate to a nonprofit organization of their choice!