Volunteer

United Way’s GET CONNECTED volunteer portal exists to be the volunteer hub of McLennan County.  Volunteerism is core to the mission of United Way. GET CONNECTED can connect you to local organizations seeking volunteers to assist with the crucial work they do in our community every day. GET CONNECTED will help connect your employee volunteer teams to meaningful volunteer experiences. Whether it’s a one-day activity or on-going team-building projects, GET CONNECTED is available to assist you through the entire process.

OFF-SITE TEAM BUILDING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Visit www.volunteergreaterwaco.com to search volunteer opportunities in McLennan County. Create your company team profile on the site to track your team’s projects and hours.

ON-SITE TEAM BUILDING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Host a drive to collect items, such as non-perishable food items for the local food bank or books for an early learning center
  • Assemble literacy kits to encourage early childhood development
  • Assemble hygiene kits for a local shelter
  • Pack essential learning tools into backpacks for kids going back to school
  • Plan a vegetable or herb garden to help teach preschool or elementary students about healthy eating
  • Read to preschool children or help them design their own books

LAST YEAR IN MCLENNAN COUNTY. UNITED WAY FUNDED PARTNER PROGRAMS PROVIDED:
20,549
low-income children access to
Early Childhood Education
classes and quality afterschool and summer programs
33,753
low/uninsured families with access to
Medical Screenings and Health Exams
as well as prescription assistance and other therapy needs
150,498
children, adults, and families with
Meals and Bags of Groceries
over 46,000 eligible children, adults and families
4,602
low-income pregnant girls and women
Pregnancy Related Care Needs
including prenatal care, resource assistance, and parenting classes
22,344
families and individuals with
Family and Domestic Violence Care
including access to shelters, resource counseling, and case management