3 Ways to Volunteer with United Way in the New Year
With the New Year just around the corner, this is a great time to consider how you will give back to your community in 2019. Volunteering is one of the best ways to learn about the needs of your community and the challenges that children, seniors, and families face each day. Volunteering also provides you the opportunity to work with others who value lending a hand to their neighbors and fostering lasting change in people’s lives.
United Way of Williamson County appreciates the caring power of our communities! So, we coordinate a range of volunteer opportunities for all ages. Gather your family, friends, and co-workers (or volunteer on your own) and sign-up for these January–April activities.
1) VOLUNTEER 1 HOUR PER WEEK DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR
If you have a heart for childhood learning, consider volunteering with our Raise Your Hand Tutoring Program. Volunteer tutors work in the classroom after school helping teachers with 1st–4th grade students. The goal is to help these students accelerate in reading and math. The spring tutoring session takes place from February 11–April 12. High school students are also welcome to volunteer. No experience required; training provided. Visit our Raise Your Hand page for more information.
2) VOLUNTEER FOR 1 SHIFT PER WEEK DURING TAX SEASON (CHOOSE YOUR DAYS/HOURS)
Last tax season, forty-five Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers helped to prepare 1,472 tax returns and returned over $1.1 million in total refunds to local individuals and families. In 2019, we’re expanding service to Maury and Hickman Counties. As the local population continues to grow, we need more volunteer help than ever. This is a great way to help low-to-moderate income individuals families with the path to financial stability. There are various volunteer positions available. Volunteers are needed for the duration of the tax season, which runs from January 26–April 15. No experience required; training provided. Visit our VITA page for details.
3) GATHER GOODIES FOR CHILDREN
When you’re out and about and shopping over the upcoming weeks, consider purchasing large plastic eggs and bags of candy to donate to our Easter initiative. We’re collecting Easter eggs and candy for children who are served by United Way partner programs. You are welcome to drop off your donations at our office between now and April 5th.
Contact: Debby Rainey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 615-771-2312
We encourage you to LIVE UNITED and volunteer in the areas you care most about. You can also visit our Volunteer Center to select additional opportunities and submit an online volunteer form. Thank you!