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  The Volunteer Center

United Way's Volunteer Center is one of Volusia and Flagler Counties largest resources devoted solely to the promotion and nurturing of volunteerism and community service. Working within the community since 1977, the Volunteer Center plays an integral role in United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties' mission to increase the organized capacity of our community to care for its people.

The Volunteer Center recruits, develops, refers and recognizes volunteers for hundreds of nonprofit organizations and agencies community wide. Based on your skills, interests and time restraints, we can help individuals, students, families, community organizations and businesses find volunteer opportunities. The Volunteer Center works to provide nonprofit agencies with volunteers and training to fulfill their organization’s goals and needs.

"Everyone has a strength to share.  Often it is a skill or talent they've come to take for granted, but one that can make a difference in the life of somebody else if properly deployed"

Bill Shore, The Cathedral Within


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Volunteer Resources

Click to download forms and resources for volunteers and project leaders.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How do I get started?
Easy! United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties has a collaborative webpage dedicated to connecting volunteers with opportunities. It's quick and easy, and you can do it online, right now. Just click here, and you'll be on your way.

 2. How do I know if volunteering is right for me?
To volunteer all you need is some free time and a willingness to help. Our experience has been that the vast majority of people who are drawn to volunteering enjoy it immensely. The best part is, we can easily work around your schedule and your preferences to ensure you are involved with something you will enjoy. Click here to take a quick Volunteer Self-Assessment.

 3. What does volunteering really do?
In a word, everything. Without volunteers, United Way and many of its partners and agencies simply could not exist. From community leaders who serve on our board, to the thousands of men and women who pitch in and help throughout the counties, volunteering makes the difference between hopelessness and hope.

 4. What kinds of volunteering are there?
There are literally hundreds of ways to volunteer. You will be asked specific questions about the kind of work you would like to do, the groups you would like most to work with, and other info. This ensures that you are linked up with an activity that is very close to what you are most comfortable doing. You can also opt for a one-time volunteering or ongoing volunteering, whichever one works best for you.

 5. What if I'm asked to do something I would rather not do?
You will never be asked to do something you don't want to do. With hundreds of places where concerned, intelligent volunteers are needed, there are always ample opportunities to connect you with something that suits your particular tastes and skills.

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If you have used utilized the Volunteer Center or 1-800-Volunteer.org to find volunteer opportunities, please take a few minutes to fill out our follow-up survey! (PDF Form)


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Member Organization and Agency Resources

United Way's Volunteer Center provides free services to nonprofit organizations, government volunteer programs, parks, schools and faith-based organizations.

Nonprofit organizations do not need to be an United Way Partner Agency to take advantage of the services offered by The Volunteer Center.

Agencies must register prior to posting volunteer opportunities. If your agency would like to register for this free service, start by signing a Member Organization Memorandum of Understanding and the Agency Information Request Form.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Diane Olsen, Director of The Volunteer Center at 386-366-9053.


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Please check out volunteer opportunities and events through the provided links on this page. For more information please contact the Volunteer Center at 386-253-0563 

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Need more?  Click on the links below to learn about other organizations with which the Volunteer Center is proud to be affiliated.

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