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United Way Volunteer Center connects you with nonprofit agencies in need of your expertise and time. 

Volunteer Center

Volunteers are a crucial part of general operations and special events for nonprofit agencies. The Volunteer Center helps connect you, your family or your team to the right volunteer opportunity in Sheboygan County.

Click here (or the button below) for a list of local nonprofit agencies looking for help across Sheboygan County.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

2021 Holiday Needs are here!

Are you looking for ways to give back this giving season? Here is a listing of volunteer opportunities and holiday wish list items for local nonprofits helping our neighbors: CLICK HERE.

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 2021 Spirit of Sheboygan County Volunteer Awards - Nominations are OPEN!

Know a friend or coworker that gives back through volunteering their time and talents? Nominate them for the upcoming Spirit of Sheboygan County Volunteer Awards! 

Click here to learn more. | Click here for the online donation form. 


 

ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER CENTER

The Sheboygan County Volunteer Center serves as a resource for community members, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. As a Community Impact Initiative of UWSC, the Volunteer Center is used year-round to connect community volunteers with local nonprofit agencies. 

The Volunteer Center provides: 

  • A website portal for nonprofit agencies to post their needs and community members to fill them.
  • A network of nonprofit agencies which meet quarterly to brainstorm how to increase the number of volunteers and advance their volunteer experiences.
  • An engagement opportunity for businesses to share with their staff through onboarding and retention efforts.

Through the gift of volunteerism, community members play a critical role in filling current needs in Sheboygan County and nurturing our community’s future.  

Take a look at the impact below!

2021-2022 Outputs:

Impact stats coming soon!

Outputs of 2021 Day of Caring include:

  • 465 volunteers were mobilized to fill 38 projects for 24 local nonprofit agencies
  • 2,300 volunteer hours completed in the one day
  • 16 Day of Caring Mini-Grants were awarded
  • 200+ community members gathered to kick-off United Way's 2021 Campaign to continue to support local nonprofit agencies, community impact initiatives, and more!

In collaboration with the Sheboygan Area School District and JustServe, we co-hosted a Community Volunteer Fair on October 28, 2021. The purpose of this event was to connect community members and students with volunteer opportunities.

Outputs of the Community Volunteer Fair:

  • 35 Agencies and Programs represented
  • 160 Community Members Attended
  • 340+ Students from North High School Attended
  • 500+ volunteer sign-ups (both community members and students)

2020-2021 Outputs:

Volunteering shifted due to COVID-19 but that didn't stop hundreds of community members from giving back!

UWSC expanded participation opportunities from mostly in-person volunteer opportunities to include virtual and donation of tangible items along with an ‘Acts of Kindness Challenge.’ 

Outputs of 2020 Day of Caring include:

  • In-person Volunteer Opportunities: 49 volunteers provided 196 hours of socially distant in-person volunteering around Sheboygan County. This is a significant decrease due to COVID-19. Nonprofits reported being unable to host in-person volunteer opportunities due to staff capacity and adequate space.
  • (NEW) Acts of Kindness Challenge: 507+ acts of kindness completed and submitted.
  • (NEW) Virtual Volunteer Opportunities: 16 volunteers participated in virtual opportunities such as making inspirational cards for clients, marketing and public relations support.
  • (NEW) Donation Drives: 300+ children's books donated for Community Partnership for Children organized by UWSC Emerging Leaders. Nonprofits reported 253 additional items donated that day.

In addition to Day of Caring in 2020, 326 volunteers were matched with project opportunities, which amounted to more than 712 volunteer hours.

2019-2020 Outputs:

  • 24 Corporate Groups with 1,062 total volunteers.
  • 556 volunteers matched with projects, for a total of 2,058 volunteer hours
  • 2019 Day of Caring: 58 projects filled from 38 nonprofit agencies. 1,016 Volunteers signed up to and provided 4,867 volunteer hours.

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Questions? Contact us by emailing volunteer@uwofsc.org


VOLUNTEER CENTER NETWORK

Are you a nonprofit looking to get involved in the Volunteer Center?

Upcoming Meeting Information:

2022 Volunteer Center Meeting Dates: 

  • January 26 | Agenda includes Holiday Needs follow-up, Spring Needs, and Spirit Awards Needs
  • June 22 | Agenda includes Spring Needs follow-up, Spirit Award follow-up, and upcoming Day of Caring Needs
  • September 28 | Agenda includes Day of Caring follow-up and Holiday Needs review
  • *Additional special meetings as needed, such as Day of Caring prep in July

Email Gina Covelli (gina@uwofsc.org) or Katelyn Piper (katelyn@uwofsc.org) for meeting information.

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Past Meeting Notes:

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