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Volunteer

Discover the rewards of volunteering! Anyone can volunteer, day or evening, for ongoing projects or one-time events, as an individual or with a group. Depending on your availability, you can help make things better just an hour a week or twenty hours a month!
 
 
United Way Office Opportunities:
With United Way you can volunteer directly with our programs or at our main office location.  At our office we offer immediate one-time opportunities and on-going opportunities. Visit the Community Volunteer Opportunities page to learn more about our current needs at our office!  
 
Continue reading for volunteer opportunities with United Way programs! To get more information about a volunteer position at United Way email the Community Engagement Director.
 
Community Investment Committee
You’ve contributed to United Way, now is the time to decide which programs get funded!  By joining the Community Investment Committee, United Way donors will make recommendations on how undesignated donations are invested in local non-profit programs. Thisfunds distribution process takes places annually, February – May. Committee volunteers evaluate programs, conduct site visits, and deliberate with other committee members on how the funds should be distributed based on set priorities( Education, Financial Stability, and Health),and measurable outcomes.Learn more about the Community Investment Committee and how to get involved from the Partnership Manager
 
RSVP
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.”  
 
VITA
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.
 
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. 
 
Internships
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.