The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
United Way of Portage County Volunteer CenterUnited Way of Portage County Volunteer Center
In order to fulfill our mission of promoting community strength through volunteerism and providing resources to organizations and individuals to address needs through volunteer efforts, the Volunteer Center has identified four core competency service... Read more
In order to fulfill our mission of promoting community strength through volunteerism and providing resources to organizations and individuals to address needs through volunteer efforts, the Volunteer Center has identified four core competency service areas that guide the center's operations.
Connecting people with the opportunity to serve
Building the capacity for effective local volunteering
Participate in strategic initiatives that mobilize volunteers
In addition to the Volunteer Center's daily operations which include matching individuals with available volunteer opportunities and supporting volunteer managers with training and resources, the Center also organizes several community-wide initiatives throughout the year to promote volunteerism.
Project Fresh Start
Project Fresh Start is a community-wide effort to send children back to school prepared to succeed. Volunteers collect and distribute donated school supplies to children in need.
Make A Difference Day
Held the last Saturday of October, volunteer teams rake leaves for elderly individuals and people with disabilities.
Volunteers Rock Recognition
The Volunteer Center is teaming up with the Stevens Point Journal to honor volunteers through a special publication available during National Volunteer Week.
Youth Flyer Program
In partnership with the Stevens Point Area Public School District, the United Way Volunteer Center helps distribute information about community youth programs to students in grades K-6. Eligible non-profit organizations can submit information about upcoming events and programs that benefit youth, and approved flyers are compiled and sent home with students on a monthly basis.
The United Way Volunteer Center makes it easy for individuals and groups to make a difference in the community by offering a variety of convenient, flexible, low-commitment volunteer opportunities to support various Portage County nonprofits. These projects are the core of our program and are called FLEX Projects.