Volunteerism Matters: Volunteering in Wayne and union County 

Ever thought about volunteering in Wayne County? Union County? There are a million reasons why lending a hand to any of your local nonprofits can boost the community you love and live in. 

Volunteerism benefits several aspects of a community and there are tons of ways you can lend your support. Non-profit organizations were founded upon the basis of utilizing the funds they raise to support local causes that are in need. These organizations are also constantly in need of additional support to make their efforts a reality. Through volunteerism, you can not only support the members in need, but the very causes that are working towards improving these positions.  

Who Can Volunteer? 

So, who can volunteer? Well, YOU CAN! We recommend finding a cause you care about most and would love to support. This way, you can feel connected to the work you are doing and it can feel a lot less like a job! You can be the catalyst to encourage your friends, family, classmates, coworkers, retirees, etc. It is great to be able to share just how much volunteerism matters. Also, to be able to do it with those you care about, as well.

Why Volunteer? 

Well, not only are you bettering your community, but your own livelihood as well. The Cleveland Clinic, says that volunteering can be great for a person’s mental health, too. According to Albers, when you help other people, it activates the reward center in your brain and releases serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins, which is why many people often feel better after volunteering.  

How to get involved In Wayne and union County? 

Reach out to the United Way today to find out how you can get more involved with volunteering in Wayne County. Volunteerism matters! Furthermore, The United Way of Whitewater Valley partners with other local organizations across Wayne and Union counties to assist programs that support economic mobility, youth success, childhood success, and access to health. Visit www.givetheunitedway.com/program-partners/ to check out which organizations we have funded this year and visit their page to get directly involved.  

Volunteering in Wayne/union County Sets a Positive Example 

Setting a positive example can also encourage others to want to do the same. A great amount of appreciation can come your way when doing something out of the kindness of your heart. Taking the time to help improve the livelihoods of others is considered to be admirable. It is important we continue these selfless acts to not only help an individual, but the community as a whole.  

Supporting one cause can help to create a domino effect of support. It can be one time volunteering turning into a recurring hobby. Also, lending enough support to an organization that it helps improve their capabilities. Others may see these acts and want to do the same The possibilities are endless and it is our job to help create this constructive atmosphere. 

What Kind of Volunteering is Out There? 

Not sure if you can commit to volunteering? There is not just one set way in volunteering, there are hundreds! Don’t be intimidated to first get involved. You set the pace of your participation and others will be grateful for the help you are offering. Here is a list of the different types of volunteerism you can offer towards a cause that matters most to you: 

One Time Volunteering 

Committee Volunteering 

Board Volunteering 

Employee Volunteering 

Seasonal Volunteering 

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Being a good neighbor can go beyond your street, or even your neighborhood. Communities are constantly in need of people who are willing to help make their local areas a better place, like volunteering in Wayne and Union County – we need you!

If you’d like to learn more about getting directly involved with the United Way of Whitewater Valley board or committee, check out this blog where we lay out what you can expect with your commitment. Read more about their stories here, or sign up for our newsletter to learn more about what we do at United Way of Whitewater Valley.