If you are looking for volunteer opportunities throughout York County, you’ve come to the right place! The Volunteer Center of United Way of York County is the home of Get Connected — an online-based program that helps you find the opportunities that best match your interests. With over 160 nonprofit agencies to choose from, you can search for opportunities by agency, keyword or location.
Fall Litter Clean-Up
In collaboration with Keep York Beautiful, United Way of York County will host a Fall Litter Clean-Up on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Volunteers will meet at the parking lot at York City Hall at 7:30 a.m. to receive supplies, with the project beginning at 8 a.m. and ending around 11 a.m.
This could be a perfect event for those who are interested in community service hours, for graduation requirements, or those who are just looking to come out and help clean up the city we call home!
Global Youth Service Day
United Way of York County partnered with Keep York Beautiful for for Global Youth Service Day on Saturday, April 14, 2018, with more than 130 volunteers showing up for a Spring Litter Clean Up in York City!
Youth Volunteer Initiatives
United Way of York County established the Youth Volunteer Initiatives program (YVI) in 2001 to work with schools and agencies to engage young people in volunteerism. Its mission is to develop and aggressively promote a comprehensive youth volunteer program empowering agenicies, schools and other volunteer organizations to mobilize youth in addressing York County's needs.
The Volunteer Center Coordinator works closely with the newly established Get Connected database to help develop and facilitate processes for reaching out to and educating youth about the importance of volunteerism and civic engagement.The Volunteer Center Coordinator conducts presentations at middle and high schools, as well as various other youth groups throughout York County. The presentation focuses on the importance of volunteering and how to find available opportunities. Presentations can be made to classrooms or larger groups of youth. Information tables can also be arranged
Annual Volunteer Events for Youth
Annual volunteer events specifically for youth are planned throughout the year:
January: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
April: Global Youth Service Day
June: Day of Action
August: National Night Out
For more information about youth volunteer opportunites, please contact Zachary Reynolds, Volunteer Center Coordinator, at 717.771.3812.
Keys to Effective Volunteer Management
Volunteer engagement, when led and managed effectively, is a powerful tool for advancing your mission as well as developing motivated champions for your organization.
United Way's "Keys to Effective Volunteer Management" is a series of training sessions designed to give you an overview of working with volunteers from start to finish.
Our first sessions in this series focused on the following areas:
- Volunteer Recruitment & Placement
- Organization-wide Clarity & Support
Other Volunteer Resources
Day of Action is one of the largest volunteer events in York County. Each year, the United Way of York County joins with hundreds of other United Ways around the world to mobilize citizens in service to their local communities. Visit the Day of Action page for more information.
Need answers? View Frequently Asked Questions for volunteers.
Non-profit Organizations: Join the Volunteer Center to Grow Your Volunteer Base
Become a member of the Volunteer Center to post an unlimited amount of volunteer opportunities, material needs and events on Get Connected. Your opportunities and events will be promoted through United Way’s social media outlets and listed in a weekly newsletter sent to local media. Setting up your account is easy; click here to get started now!
For more information about the Volunteer Center, please contact Zachary Reynolds, Volunteer Center Coordinator, at 717.771.3812.