|The estimated dollar value of one hour of volunteer time for 2012 is $22.14.
|United Way's Volunteer Connection engaged approximately 3,299 volunteers during 2011.
|United Way-recruited volunteers contributed 7,598 hours of service in our community during 2011.
"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
| January Community
Volunteers of the Month
Sue, and Maggie Ryan LIVE UNITED by showing that families can make a
big difference by volunteering together. United Way's Volunteer
Connection is proud to recognize the Ryan Family as our Community
Volunteers of the Month for January.
residents, Dave is retired from Montgomery County, Sue is a retired
schoolteacher, and Maggie is a college student with a double major.
of the Ryans have a long history at House of Bread, which they first
learned of through a summer of service program of Maggie’s and then
through Girl Scouts,
where Sue was a den mother for thirteen
years. Dave learned of House of Bread and soon was volunteering every
Tuesday helping to prepare and serve meals, which he has been doing now
for three years. Sue does behind-the-scenes help for the
organization and Maggie volunteers there when she is home from
school. “We enjoy doing it – it brings joy to both the people you
are serving and yourself,” says Sue. The Ryans contribute about
forty hours a month to House of Bread, among other organizations such
as Holy Angels Church.
Sue also mentions that in speaking of
places at which they volunteer, they have introduced many others to
House of Bread. Melodie Bennett, House of Bread Executive
Director, says “I have several people I could nominate, but the Ryan
family stands out.”
United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize Dave, Sue, and Maggie Ryan as Volunteers of the Month for January.
Do you work for a nonprofit organization and think
one of your volunteers should be our next volunteer of
the month? Click here
to complete our nomination form!
"If you want to lift
yourself up, lift up someone else."
Way's Volunteer Connection meets United Way of the Greater Dayton
Area's mission through the following strategies:
- Connecting people with opportunities to serve
- Engaging in activities that build the capacity
for effective local volunteering
- Promoting and fostering volunteerism
- Participating in strategic initiatives that
mobilize volunteers of all ages, ethnicities and genders to meet local
United Way's Volunteer Connection is a HandsOn Action Center and a
member of the HandsOn Network, generated by the Points of Light
Institute.United Way's Volunteer Connection is also a member
of the Ohio Volunteer Center Association and the Miami Valley
Association of Volunteer Administrators. United Way's Volunteer
Connection links adults, youth and groups to volunteer opportunities
throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties.
If you represent a group of volunteers, please
contact United Way's Volunteer Connection directly by calling (937)
225-3039 or emailing