Happy National Volunteer Month!

At United Way of Dane County, we couldn’t do our important work without volunteers! To celebrate all they make possible, we’ll be shining a light on a few of our most dedicated community volunteers this month – the 2020 Community Volunteer Award Recipients! Follow us on social to stay in the loop!

Reimagining Volunteerism in 2020

With the challenges presented by COVID-19 last year, United Way of Dane County worked with our nonprofit and corporate partners to innovate and continue leveraging volunteer power to meet community needs. And as needs in our community increased, thousands of volunteers responded by participating in at-home and physically-distanced projects including:

  • More than 100 people volunteered at six small group community engagements, providing 4,063 packs – including snack packs, paper product packs, backpacks with school supplies and diaper packs – to 7 nonprofit partners with a total economic impact of $11,172.
  • More than 314 employees volunteered through their workplaces, providing more than 453 hours of volunteering. These engagements provided 11,416 packs – including snack packs, paper product packs, diaper packs, menstrual hygiene packs and welcome home kits – to 12 nonprofit partners with a total economic impact of $35,002.
  • Additionally, 5,618 volunteers responded to virtual and COVID-19 safe volunteer opportunities on VolunteerYourTime.org throughout 2020.

And with the extra daylight likely bringing some pep back into your step, we invite you to channel your new-found energy to volunteer your time in Dane County during our Spring Into Action initiative!

Get Help. Get Connected. 

Call 2-1-1, text 898-211 or access our online 2-1-1 database here.

Impact Lives Forever: Planned Giving

For 99 years, United Way of Dane County has fulfilled a mission of changing lives and strengthening our community. Gifts to the United Way of Dane County Foundation, Inc. sustain this mission and extend your legacy of effective, local philanthropy.

For more information, please contact Kristi Shepard at (608) 246-4399 or foundation@uwdc.org