Volunteer Opportunities

We love our volunteers! They selflessly give their time, talent and heart to make changes big and small in our community. If you are one of our 2700 volunteers – thank you!  Without you, our fight for the basic needs, education, financial stability and health of every person in our region would not be possible.

Get Connected is United Way’s volunteer website. The website offers any local nonprofit or community group in need of volunteers to post volunteer opportunities, in-kind needs, upcoming events and even employment needs.

Whether you have been volunteering with us for many years or are taking the first step in giving back to the community, we have lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Here are just a few ways you can raise your hand:

  • Volunteer at an upcoming Day of Action Event
  • Join the Loaned Executive Program
  • Become a Vision Council Member

United Way of Central Illinois is our region’s main resource for volunteering. Working with our local nonprofit community, we have a variety of programs, projects and resources to meet your needs.

We connect people to quality opportunities to serve, build capacity for local volunteering, raise awareness of the value volunteers bring to our communities and mobilize volunteers to effectively and efficiently meet local needs.

Get Connected then allows members of our community to respond to those needs, easily share with friends, create volunteer groups, track service hours, and even receive notifications when your favorite nonprofit posts a new need.

Get Connected has quickly become our region’s #1 source for locating and responding to local volunteer needs.

Visit Get Connected and Volunteer Today!

Is your company looking to organize a day of service for your organization? Contact Mitch Baker at mbaker@uwcil.org or call 217-726-7000.

Are you a local nonprofit?  Submit your projects on GetConnected or contact Mitch Baker at mbaker@uwcil.org or call 217-726-7000.