Vermillion residents looking to give back now have a new tool to find volunteer opportunities in the community thanks to United Way of Vermillion’s new virtual volunteer center. The center, which can be found at http://unitedwayofvermillion.org/volunteer, will house opportunities from non-profits around the community and allow potential volunteers to browse and sign up online.
“We’re hoping we can create a space where anyone looking to give back to the community can find the kind of volunteer work that fits their needs and their schedule, and local organizations can get the help they need,” said United Way Executive Director Kelsey Collier-Wise. “We work with a lot of different groups in the community, so we felt that we were in a unique position to provide this service.”
Collier-Wise expects the site to get a lot of use by students, who are often required to do a number of hours of community service, but she stressed that the site was aimed at anyone in Vermillion who wanted to give of their time.
United Way of Vermillion improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community through focus on education, income, and health. For more information about United Way or to make a donation, visit http://www.unitedwayofvermillion.org