ANN ARBOR, MI (April 5, 2019) - United Way of Washtenaw County is proud to announce that Amanda Reel, Community Impact and Volunteer Center Manager has been selected as a Community Engagement Fellow on behalf of the Michigan Community Service Commission. Reel desires to help expand and influence engagement and volunteerism in Washtenaw County.
The Michigan Community Service Commission empowers volunteers to tackle Michigan's most pressing issues and strengthen those communities. The Community Engagement program is geared to provide professional development training and technical assistance to improve the support and engagement of volunteers.
"As a leader in the local community for volunteering, we recognize how important volunteerism is to impacting local change. I'm honored to be working with other leaders around the state to bolster our network and skills in this arena!” says Reel.
Volunteerism brings the community together to build relationships, sustain communities, and create solutions. Studies have shown volunteering improves health by improving mood, reducing stress, and building relationships.
To learn more about how to get involved in your community, visit volunteerwashtenaw.org
ABOUT UNITED WAY OF WASHTENAW COUNTY
As part of our 98-year history, United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, organizations, and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. We focus on Health, Education and Financial Stability, the building blocks for a good quality of life, to strengthen the community and create opportunities for individuals and families. Our Volunteer Center provides an easy online way for people to connect with nonprofits and our 2-1-1 helpline refers more than 8,000 people annually to critically needed services. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit uwgive.org.