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