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DEDICATED PROGRAMS                                                   VOLUNTEER CENTER

                                                                                 The United Way Volunteer Center helps
                                                                             people find fulfilling volunteer opportunities.
        211                                                                  We match interests and talents with the
            2-1-1 is a free,                                                 needs of local nonprofit organizations.
        confidential referral and                                            Whether a group or individual, volunteers
        information helpline that                                            are matched with projects tailored for the
        connects people in our                                               team size and schedule.
        community to the non-                                                    We recognized the busy schedules of our
        emergency services they                                              volunteers and the need to make it easier
        need.  In 2017, United Way                                           for them to give their time. Several “Day of
        committed to becoming                                                Caring” projects are offered year round to
        the primary resource to                                              enhance the volunteer experience.
        anyone who needs help.
        Through the assistance of a
        caring professional, referrals
        are made for services such as housing and utilities assistance, physical or
        mental health services and services to address and prevent homelessness.
        The call center’s busiest time was after Hurricane Irma when we
        connected people to resources at their time of greatest need. 211 is
        transitioning from a remotely operated call center to a locally operated
        referral and information center.

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