Heart of Florida United Way’s Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) matches thousands of volunteers—both groups and individuals—with more than 150 local nonprofit agencies to create exceptional volunteer experiences throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties.
How can you get involved? Visit https://volunteer.hfuw.org/ today to find a nonprofit or event that needs your help!
LIVE UNITED VOLUNTEER EVENTS
The Volunteer Resource Center plans several unique volunteer events throughout the year that make large-scale differences in our community.
These events offer family-friendly opportunities, and include the following events:
Week of Action – During the month of January, HFUW collaborates with local nonprofit organizations to present a week of volunteer opportunities to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. These activities include beautification projects, mentor moments, and other exciting opportunities to support your community at large.
Share the Love – Traditionally inspired by Valentine’s Day, this alternative date opportunity invites volunteers to “share the love” through an ever-changing volunteer activity. Past years have included no-sew blanket making and Friendship Soup kit packing to support local organizations.
Community Baby Shower – This summertime activity invites volunteers to help prepare gift packs and support distribution at the resource fair-style Baby Shower evening to provide families with information and items to support a healthy start for their newest addition.
Thanksgiving Project – Occurs annually 1 week prior to Thanksgiving (November). Volunteers work together to package meal kits and distribute via drive-thru to share support and smiles during the holiday.
CORPORATE AND ORGANIZATION GROUPS
The Volunteer Resource Center specializes in finding service opportunities that meet the passions and interests of corporate, faith-based, civic and student groups. If you would like to find more ways your group can get involved in our community, contact us to customize an opportunity, or have us speak at your next meeting!
If you belong to a corporate or civic group and would like to plan a volunteer project, please e-mail the VRC at volunteercenter@HFUW.org.
STUDENT & SKILLS BUILDING
For those students who need to complete service hours, the Volunteer Resource Center can help! We can connect you with local agencies in need of volunteers on a one-time or continuous basis. For more information, please e-mail the VRC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are two new and exciting volunteer groups you can join:
Action Team – This group is a great option for students of all ages seeking consistent volunteer opportunities in the tri-county region. This group will receive first access to large-scale events, exclusive access to specialty outings, and the opportunity to serve as Lead Volunteers at a variety of outings throughout the year. Join the Action Team today!
Event Management Volunteers – Looking to build your professional skills? We are seeking volunteers to assist at a variety of events throughout the year. These activities range from awards evenings, luncheons, receptions, and the VRC Large Scale activities. Volunteer roles will include event preparation, varying roles during events, and critical roles to close out activities as well. Grow your skills and gain experience in the meeting and events industry while supporting your community!
Tax Preparation Volunteers – Our tax prep volunteers undergo training through the IRS to help people in the community file their taxes, ensuring people receive their proper refund and EITC. To learn more about becoming a VITA volunteer, please contact email@example.com
Volunteer Intern Program – HFUW offers a variety of volunteer intern positions in various departments including 211, volunteer management, and event management. Visit https://www.hfuw.org/employment/ for more information.
In a region that welcomes over 65 Million visitors annually, the HFUW Volunteer Resource Center can serve as the local experts to connect your convention or visitor group with causes and organizations in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. No matter the location, project, or group size, the VRC Team stands ready to create a custom, rewarding and inspiring experience that enhances team building, engages your guests, and results in a direct impact on the local community.
To learn more about our VolunTourism planning services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.