United Way's Volunteer Connection
April Community Volunteers of the Month

National Volunteer Month“The miracle is this – the more we share, the more we have.”  -- Leonard Nimoy.

Volunteer Connection would like to thank all volunteers and supporters of United Way of the Greater Dayton Area in honor of National Volunteer Month.

What 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.

April 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

National Volunteer MonthVolunteers 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!

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area would like to thank all internal United Way volunteers and all community volunteers in honor of National Volunteer Month.

"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."

Booker T. Washington

United 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 needs

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 us.

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