Loaned Executive Leadership Program
RSVP, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, is a free, federal program that supports volunteers 55 and better who are working in community programs. RSVP volunteering offers flexible hours in a setting that you choose. Members have the opportunity to participate in monthly educational and social events, and receive a newsletter with current volunteer opportunities and upcoming programs. Learn more about RSVP and how to “lead with experience.”
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a joint initiative of the United Way of Escambia County and the IRS that provides free income tax preparation for households with an income of $58,000 or less. United Way provides all volunteers with the information to become IRS certified through online training modules and in-person practice sessions. Depending on your interest you can volunteer as a Greeter, Tax Assistant or Tax Preparer. Learn more about how to Volunteer with VITA.
Day of Caring
Day of Caring takes place annually on the 2nd Friday in October. We match groups and individuals with local non-profit agencies and schools to spend the day volunteering on projects. This one day event is a great opportunity to learn about the needs of the community while helping a nonprofit agency or school. The work is varied: indoors or outdoors, half or full day, working directly with clients, hosting a collection drive, or lending your muscles for painting or landscaping projects. Learn more about Day of Caring and the deadlines to participate.
ReadingPals is a school-based mentoring program that helps 4 year old students build strong pre-literacy skills necessary for kindergarten success. To help tackle the education gap in our community, ReadingPals volunteers serve one hour per week with a student over a 25 week period during the school year (September to May). Volunteer sign-up occurs annually during the summer time, June-August. Learn more about ReadingPals and how to become a volunteer.
Cram the Van
Cram the Van is a school supply drive that takes place annually, May-August, in Escambia County. Volunteers can assist with hosting a school supply drive, participating in Cram-a-Thon events, or sorting and distributing supplies in our warehouse. This is a fun way for individuals or groups to get involved with United Way while helping children be prepared for the school year. Learn more about Cram the Van and the deadlines to participate.
United Way releases information regarding internships in March for the summer and fall semesters and October for the Spring. Learn more about current internships at United Way and the deadlines to submit your resume and cover letter.
Community Volunteer Opportunities
Help local nonprofit agencies meet the increased demand for their services by donating your time. United Way lists one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities with nonprofit agencies for individuals and groups on our website. This list is update on a quarterly basis based on the information provided from the nonprofit agencies. Check-out specific Community Volunteer Opportunities with local agencies.