Volunteering may be best described as providing your time, skills and abilities to complete work without receiving financial compensation in return. However, today volunteers are considered more than those who give their time during their free hours.
More and more frequently, employers are allowing employees to volunteer during the business day without monetary loss, students are expected to complete service projects for credit, and thousands are dedicating a year of their lives toward national service for a small living allowance through programs like AmeriCorps and SeniorCorps. This expansion of the definition of service demonstrates a growing connection and support for volunteerism among schools, businesses, and in everyday life.
United Way of Central Indiana not only wants to assist in matching volunteers with volunteer opportutnies, we want to improve the effectiveness of all involved. A variety of training options are available within our Programs section including Leadership Programs, Nonprofit Training Center, Torchbearers and Youth Leadership United. In addition, the navigation on the left outlines more opportunities to improve on your volunteer involvement.