Mobilize volunteers

MOBILIZE VOLUNTEERS

Connecting nonprofit organizations with individual and team volunteers

Do you need volunteers? We can help.

Whether you’re looking for a skilled accountant or attorney to provide pro-bono advice or a team of enthusiastic colleagues to pack boxes, we can help you find them.

Leverage our online Volunteer Center

Rhode Island nonprofits can use our Volunteer Center online system to find volunteers. Simply register as an agency with the Volunteer Center, then post general volunteer needs and specific volunteer events on the site. You can ask volunteers to contact you. You can even post specific times and enable online registration.

Once you have posted a listing, volunteers find you by searching by location, date, cause, etc. on the site. Registered volunteers search the site each week using their personalized dashboards. In addition, your volunteer needs will be shared seamlessly on All for Good, the Points of Light network’s national volunteer platform.

We continuously promote the Volunteer Center and selected listings in a weekly Providence Journal column, as well as via this site and social media.

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Skills-based volunteers

Looking for highly skilled volunteers? You may find them via the Volunteer Center. You can also speak with one of our skilled volunteer coordinators. They work with our workplace partners to find opportunities for individuals and smaller teams to use their professional expertise to help the community.

Contact us today to start finding volunteers for your organization. Janice Pothier Pac, our director of volunteer engagement, may be reached at janice.pothierpac@unitedwayri.org.

 

IN THE NEWS

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15 Features Nonprofit Websites Should Have

Forbes Nonprofit Council

"With so many interactions taking place online, a solid website is a must-have for nonprofit organizations... To help you create a stand-out web presence, a panel of Forbes Nonprofit Council members, including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO Cortney Nicolato, share some features nonprofit websites must include to appeal to current and prospective members or supporters.”

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United Way's 401Gives Day helped local nonprofit stay open through the pandemic

401Gives helped local nonprofit stay open

WPRI 12

"401Gives... is held on April 1… This year, 401Gives is especially important since 2020 was a double hit for local nonprofits… with the pandemic collapsing their traditional fundraising opportunities, and… the need for their services increased. 'If we hadn't had 401Gives, we probably would not have made it through the year,' [Karen Dalton, founder of Dare to Dream Ranch] recalled."

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401Gives hopes to raise $1.5M on April 1

Providence Business News

"The community will have another opportunity April 1 to offer their favorite nonprofits support. The second annual 401Gives... online campaign will go live that day... [Donors] can visit 401gives.org and send their donations to various charities and causes... Along with fundraising, United Way is also offering nonprofits digital training and networking opportunities to help the organizations benefit highly from... 401Gives."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Community Learning Partners, featuring New Urban Arts and Movement Education Outdoors

Join Women United on Thursday, April 22 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. to hear about after-school programs that foster creativity, problem-solving, and a growth in mindset in amazing spaces.

Register here.

2021 Children Book Drive

2021 Children Book Drive

From May 1 to May 31, United Way of Rhode Island, Women United, and Books Are Wings will collect books gently used and new books. You can run a book drive at your workplace, school, or with your friends and family. Books may be dropped off at Cardi's Furniture & Mattresses locations in West Warwick, RI,  South Attleboro, MA, and Swansea, MA.  For more information on running a book drive or drop-off locations, contact bookdrive@unitedwayri.org.

The Night is Young

YLC The Night is Young

The Night is Young will look a little different this year but we are still raising funds for the community! Save the date for Young Leaders Circle's signature event on Saturday, May 22. at 7 p.m. to make a difference in the lives of Rhode Islanders.

Power of the purse

Power of the Purse

Save the date for Women United's signature fundraising event to support their mission in actively furthering children’s literacy. Power of the Purse will be held on Saturday, June 12 at the Newport Beach House. More details to come. Stay tuned!