The Volunteer Center
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
Bill Shore, The
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Click to download forms and resources for volunteers and project leaders.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How do I
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?
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.
kinds of volunteering are there?
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
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
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the Volunteer
Center Newsletter, the United Way Newsletter or both.
Tell us what you thought!
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)
Don't forget to submit your volunteer hours!
Wanting to take volunteering to the next level?
Do you find your Board of Directors to have a few missing
Let the Board Bank
help you today!
2010 Day of Action
09/10 Outstanding Volunteers of the Year Awards Luncheon
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Campaign for Working Families
The Campaign for Working Families
is a prosperity campaign. Our mission is to increase the resources available to
the working poor, primarily through providing free tax preparation and financial
literacy training so they can begin to build assets and become financially
secure -giving people the tools to succeed -- changing the way
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
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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