United Way of Allen County believes that part of Living United means giving back to our community.
A tangible way to make a positive change in Allen County is through volunteering. Through our strategic volunteer opportunities portal, you provide more information about you like what your skills are, how much time you have to give, and let us know a few companies that you have an affinity to and we provide you matches with opportunities to serve.
Day of Caring
United Way of Allen County's most significant volunteer event is known as Day of Caring. Traditionally, well over 1,300 participants join forces for one day to help local agencies with a wide-range of service projects.
United Way of Allen County organizes an annual Food Drive in February that serves local food bank organizations by collecting non-perishable food items. You can place a food collection bin in your office for one week and then the items will be delivered to a local food bank.
Kit builds are an opportunity for corporate partners to engage their employees in a team-building activity which benefits individuals in our community. With your company’s support, United Way will coordinate with you to select a kit type, create a budget, purchase items, and set up the event where your team will package the kits. United Way will ensure the completed kits go out branded with your company logo and delivers the kits to selected non-profits within Allen County. A kit building event requires a minimum of four weeks to plan.
Agency Volunteer Events
Local agencies would love your help. If your team can plant flowers, paint walls, swing hammers, or provide a variety of any other skills, then United Way can provide logistics and coordination with the agency.
Ready to be a hand raiser?
Take your team outside company walls through out-of-office volunteer events. Opportunities can be developed to meet the skill set of your team. Local agencies would love your help. If your team can plant flowers, paint walls, swing hammers, or provide any other variety of skills, then United Way can provide logistics and coordination with the agency. Agency volunteer events require a minimum of 6 weeks to plan.
Right now, you can begin logging volunteer hours at unitedwayallencounty.volunteerhub.com. Are you a nonprofit volunteer manager looking to recruit volunteers? United Way can help! Submit your volunteer opportunities here.