United Way Volunteer Center

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Get Connected: Visit VolunteerNWGA.org, an online volunteer matching program to view over 50 local volunteer opportunities in our community.


Mobilizing Volunteers:

Volunteer Center Cabinet

The VCC assists in fulfilling corporate and community needs by mobilizing volunteers, leadership development, and volunteer recognition in our focus areas of education, basic needs, and health. The VCC also provides strategic direction to the Volunteer Center.

Corporate Volunteerism/Custom Group Projects
The Volunteer Center provides streamlined event management to corporate partners with firsthand knowledge of community needs to ensure that employee volunteer time is used effectively and efficiently. Email Norma Barragan to set up a project.

Little Free Libraries: These “take a book, leave a book” structures are just big enough to hold 20-30 books, creating access to reading material across the community. There are 27 Little Free Libraries located in public parks in Whitfield and Murray County.

Service Events
Make a Difference Day: October 25-26, 2019
Monthly projects are posted at volunteerNWGA.org


Leadership Development:

Volunteer Project Leaders Training
Need to learn more about managing projects? This training is held as needed for Scout groups, church leadership teams, and corporate teams.

Non-Profit Board Service Training: This one day workshop helps connect community leaders to non-profit board of directors.

Youth Volunteers
Visit our YOUTH UNITED page to learn more about Volunteer Vacation and other youth programming including the Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship and goLEAD camp.


Volunteer Recognition:

Promoting the Spirit of Volunteerism
Each year, United Way honors local volunteers by awarding Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, the Connie Woodward Award, and the Elaine Butler Award. Youth Volunteer Awards & the Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship are presented annually at United Way’s Annual Meeting.