2018 Volunteer Center Impact

United Way’s Volunteer Center connects individuals and groups with impactful service opportunities at hundreds of local agencies that rely on volunteers to carry out their missions.

Our Impact: By the Numbers

Connecting People with Community Needs
226: Local agencies utilize the site by posting agency profiles and volunteer opportunities.
 
605: Unique volunteer opportunities shared on the site.
 
6,780: Referrals to volunteer opportunities
 
4060: Volunteers connected to opportunities
 
16,863: Volunteer hours
 
$403,000: Value of time and talent donated to local agencies through our Volunteer Center
 
600: Volunteer hours donated on our annual National Day of Action. Join us at VolunteerWashtenaw.org.
*Calculated with the value of a volunteer hour reported by Independent Sector, $23.91/hour for Michigan in 2017
*Volunteers and Hours are calculated based on web traffic, online sign-ups, staff referrals, and UWWC volunteers.
 
Strengthening the Nonprofit Sector
55: Volunteer managers that received national-level training at our locally hosted Volunteer Manager Livestream Conference in October 2017.
 
45: Volunteer managers trained on incorporating a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion lens into volunteer management practices in May 2017.
 
3: United Way of Washtenaw County, University of Michigan Ginsberg Center, Eastern Michigan University VISION Volunteer Center now share a single access point for agencies to post available volunteer opportunities. As a result, local agencies told us:
   • 60% found value in the ability to recruit volunteers from additional audiences
   • 41% experienced a savings in staff-time as a result of our connected volunteer portals
   • 37% increased volunteer engagement on the two college campuses