Volunteer

VOLUNTEERISM IS THE HEART OF WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE UNITED! WHEN YOU INVEST YOUR TIME AND TALENTS, YOU'RE CREATING REAL CHANGE IN OKALOOSA AND WALTON COUNTIES. GET INVOLVED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Think of United Way Emerald Coast as your gateway to the nonprofit community. When you connect with us, you're automatically connected to 49 of the area's strongest nonprofit partners, too! We can help you find a volunteer opportunity that directly aligns with the time you have available, your passions and interests, and your skills. Whether you're looking for a one-time service project, virtual volunteer opportunities, or you'd like to arrange quarterly volunteer projects for your department, just let us know and we'll work with you to find the perfect project.

Some of our current volunteer opportunities are listed below. To learn more, or to discuss other options, please contact our Senior Director of Impact, Nicole Lockwood, at 850-812-3380 or nicole@united-way.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

There are many ways to get involved and make a measurable impact through volunteerism. Don't see the right opportunity listed below? No worries! There are always ways to utilize your specialized skills (like photography, web design, or home repair) or get involved with UWEC's annual initiatives, like Day of Caring or Stuff the Bus. Submit the volunteer interest form below or contact us to find the perfect way to serve your community.

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READINGPALS

Help a local child build the literacy skills they need to be successful in school... and life. Each week you'll spend 30-60 minutes reading with a child and helping them work on their social-emotional development through our easy-to-use curriculum. Can't commit to reading every week? No problem! You may also serve as a duo (alternating weeks with a neighbor, friend, or colleague) or substitute.

Visit our ReadingPals page to learn more.

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RETIRED & SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP)

Seniors and Retirees age 55 and better are invited to join AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP! We've partnered with nonprofit organizations in Okaloosa and Walton counties to provide volunteer opportunities that match your skills, experience, and lifestyle with the needs of our community. As a member of RSVP, one of the nation's largest volunteer networks, you'll stay active, meet new people, and enjoy member-exclusive perks while addressing our area's most pressing challenges. Whether you choose to give one hour a week or ten, short-term projects or ongoing, you WILL make a difference in our community.

Visit our RSVP page to learn more.

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERISM

When we work together to build a stronger community, we are sparking a movement bigger than anything we could have done alone. Reinforce your organization's commitment to giving back to our community through volunteerism. Whether it's assembling hygiene kits from your workplace or completing an on-site service project for one of our 49 nonprofit Partner Agencies, our team can find or create a volunteer opportunity that aligns with your goals and values. 

Visit our Corporate Philanthropy page to learn more.

Submit the Volunteer Interest Form below and we will help you find a project you'll love!

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Are you a local nonprofit or community-based organization seeking volunteers? Connect with us to find out how United Way Emerald Coast can help you meet your volunteer needs. 

Contact our Senior Director of Impact, Nicole Lockwood, at 850.812.3380 or nicole@united-way.org.