You Can Change Lives

Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back? Here at United Way of North Central Iowa, we pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that support local organizations who serve our community. 

Volunteering with United Way of North Central Iowa brings businesses, individuals, families, and a network of partner agencies together to create community change. We have a range of opportunities where you, your family, your colleagues, or your business can make a real difference in North Iowa

UWNCI is proud to partner with local businesses to advance their philanthropic giving in the community. From workplace campaigns to volunteerism, UWNCI aligns with corporate partners and leverages the time, talent, and treasure of their workforce to transform lives in our community. The pandemic caused many businesses to move their work virtually, significantly impacting workforce culture. As a way to help corporate partners engage their employees from afar and help nonprofits who were on the front lines, United Way of North Central shifted its volunteer initiatives to help positively impact workforce culture while helping those in need.

Benefits of Volunteering

Many families and individuals in north central Iowa do not have access to basic necessities such as food and shelter. By volunteering with United Way of North Central Iowa, you can help provide assistance to those who need it the most. 

Last year, over 200 United Way volunteers served more than 1,316 hours. UWNCI also helped volunteers find volunteer opportunities with our community partner organizations. UWNCI volunteers participate in community programs year-round, from the Rise and Shine Relay, to the Kids Shoe and Coat drive, along with our annual Day of Caring.

Volunteering is not only beneficial for the community but a way one can find personal fulfillment through building a sense of purpose, gaining experience, and building connections.

How to Get Involved

United Way is happy to partner with the NIACC Volunteer Center where volunteers can find the right volunteer job for them. There are several engaging opportunities for you to give back to north Iowa through your time and your talents.

Are you ready to get hands-on in your community? Head over to the Volunteer Center portal where you can find the volunteer opportunity that resonates with you the most. You can filter by date, distance, keywords, and more. Once you’ve chosen the volunteer program, simply fill out a quick form in which organizers will reach out to you on how to get started.

To sign up for these opportunities, please visit our volunteer opportunities portal

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