|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."
| April Community
Volunteers of the Month
“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.” -- Leonard Nimoy.
Connection would like to thank all volunteers and supporters of United
Way of the Greater Dayton Area in honor of National Volunteer Month.
better time to get outdoors and volunteer than in spring? National
Volunteer Week also coincides with Global Youth Service Day projects
taking place April 6 – 12, 2014. Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an
annual campaign sponsored by Youth Service America that celebrates and
mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their
communities each day of the year through community service. All
volunteers and adult champions volunteering for GYSD are invited to
attend the 2014 GYSD Celebration being held on Friday, April 25 from
6:00pm to 7:30pm at Thurgood Marshall High School. Free food and
activities for all ages. Call 937-225-3039 for additional information.
For additional information and volunteer opportunities related to GYSD,
please visit www.VolunteerDayton.org/GYSD.
is a great time to get involved with outdoor volunteer opportunities
and Spring-themed events. April 19th is Adopt-a-Park Day with Five
Rivers MetroParks. For additional information, visit their website. Or, participate in a service project for Earth Day
on Tuesday, April 22nd. On Wednesday, April 30, United Way will kick
off a year of centennial celebrations. “100 Ways to Say Thank You” will
recognize current and past United Way volunteers and supporters.
If you have helped your community through United Way, please join us by
registering at www.LiveUnitedDayton.org/thankyou.
make a huge impact in our community and throughout the world on an
everyday basis. United Way’s Volunteer Connection would like to thank
all volunteers for supporting our Five Major Days of Service,
including MLK Jr. Day, Global Youth Service Day, United Way’s Day of
Action, 9/11 Day of Remembrance, and Join Hands Miami Valley. In 2013,
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area engaged over 3,200 volunteers
that contributed approximately 9,100 hours of volunteer time in
Montgomery, Greene or Preble County.
We need YOU to help
us reach our goal of increasing the number of volunteers in our
community. United Way’s Day of Action will take place on Friday, June
20th to continue the celebration of the 100 year anniversary. For
information on how you, your coworkers, family and friends can be a
part of this day, please call 937-225-30039. We are looking to have
over 500 volunteers in the Dayton Area participate. United Way of the
Greater Dayton Area is able to touch so many lives because of the
dedicated volunteers in our community. For this, we say Thank You!
Way of the Greater Dayton Area would like to thank all internal United
Way volunteers and all community volunteers in honor of National
"Never doubt that a small group of
thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the
only thing that ever has." --Margaret Mead.
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