Give the Best Gift of All...YOU!
By encouraging the community to LIVE UNITED, the
Heart of Arkansas United Way is not only asking
people to give financially but also their time,
expertise and energy. As a program of the Heart
of Arkansas United Way, the mission of the
Volunteer Center is to facilitate meaningful
partnerships between volunteers and nonprofit
organizations. Our Volunteer Center has more
than 190 agencies in Pulaski County that each
has opportunities for volunteer work.
The center works to ensure that groups and
individuals find appropriate opportunities
beneficial to them and nonprofit organizations.
Opportunities exist for both youth and adults.
Whether your talent is tutoring students,
assisting seniors, working with animals,
cleaning our environment or just providing a
helping hand, we have these and many other
opportunities available to you.
Click here to access the adult
volunteer directory or youth
volunteer directory to find an opportunity
that fits your interest, and then go out and
make a difference in your community.
You can also fill out a registration form and
have us match your interest with an organization
in need of volunteers. A community with many
volunteers equals a community where people want
to live and work.
"Two kinds of gratitude: the sudden kind we feel
for what we take; the larger kind we feel for
what we give."
Edwin A. Robinson (1869-1935)
Days of Caring
United Way can help your organization or
businesses organize a Day of Caring. A Day of
Caring gives your employees the opportunity to
complete a day-long volunteer project for a
local nonprofit. Past projects have included
landscaping a garden, painting a room, building
wheelchair ramps, or repairing playground
equipment. This is a great opportunity for your
organization to get involved in the community.
Volunteering groups may need to assist with
project costs. For more information, contact Jo
Lynn Short at 376-4567 or
Nonprofit Training Workshops
In the spring of each year, the Volunteer Center
conducts workshops for nonprofit agencies
through the Management Assistance Program (MAP).
Three classes are conducted each year and past
topics have included grant writing, media
relations, risk management, social media and
board development. The one day classes are
affordable at $20 each for nonprofits wanting to
further develop their staff. Contact Jo Lynn
Short at 376-4567 or
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