Registering Your Agency
United Way's Volunteer Connection provides free services to nonprofit organizations, government volunteer programs, parks, schools and faith-based organizations. Nonprofit organizations do not need to be an United Way Partner Agency to take advantage of the services offered by United Way's Volunteer Connection. Agencies must register prior to posting volunteer opportunities. If your agency would like to register for this free service, please contact United Way's Volunteer Connection by calling (937) 225-3039 or .
Posting, Managing and Deleting Volunteer Positions
Volunteer program administrators are responsible for posting, managing and deleting information related to volunteer positions available within their agencies. Please ensure your posting is free of spelling or grammatical errors before it is posted. Volunteer program administrators are responsible for responding promptly to volunteer referrals, as well as updating the status of any volunteer referred to their agencies. If you experience technical difficulty while posting, managing or deleting your opportunities you may contact United Way's IT Department by emailing during normal business hours.
Advertising Volunteer Positions in the Media
Volunteer positions are posted each Sunday in the Living Section of the Dayton Daily News. Articles about specific volunteer opportunities in Greene and Preble Counties also appear weekly in the Xenia Gazette and Register-Herald, respectively. Volunteer positions to be advertised in the media are selected on a rotating basis. If your agency urgently needs a volunteer position posted via these media outlets, please at least two weeks in advance.
Nominate a Community Volunteer of the Month
Have an outstanding volunteer? Nominate him/her by completing our Community Volunteer of the Month Nomination Form. Volunteers will be recognized via , in the Dayton Daily News on the first Thursday of the month and via .
Active Dayton Volunteer Profiles
Have an outstanding volunteer between the ages of 18 and 34? Nominate him/her by completing our Active Dayton Volunteers Form. Volunteers will be recognized weekly via beginning in February 2008, as well as via www.volunteerdayton.org.
Days of Volunteer Service
United Way's Volunteer Connection participates in several days of community volunteer service. Invitations are extended to nonprofit organizations to participate in these events several months prior to each event via email. Information about events will also be posted below. Days of service include United Way's Community Care Day, Join Hands Miami Valley, the Berry Extreme Community Makeover and more. Between May 2006 and October 2007, more than 3,500 volunteers participated in one-time volunteer service events sponsored by United Way's Volunteer Connection.
United Way's Day of Action (formerly known as Community Care Day)
United Way's Volunteer Connection will engage volunteers through United Way's Day of Action on Friday, June 6. Project Proposals for this event will no longer be accepted.
Formerly known as Community Care Day, United Way of the Greater Dayton Area has changed the name of this annual event to reflect a change in national branding. United Way’s Day of Action will reflect the same policies, structure, etc., of the event formerly known as Community Care Day.
United Way’s Day of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene and Preble Counties. In 2007, nearly 600 volunteers completed 67 projects throughout the Miami Valley. Volunteers contributed more than 2,600 hours of service at a value of over $50,000. Our volunteers are individuals and groups from local companies, organizations and the community. All ages, including youth and adults, are welcome to participate as volunteers in this event.
If your organization is interested in participating in United Way's Day of Action in June 2009, please review Agency Eligibility, Agency Responsibilities and Event Timeline. Please with any questions you may have.
Click on the following links to view additional information about community resources, professional development opportunities and volunteer program management tools.
The Miami Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators was established in 1994. The mission of this organization is to promote the professional management of volunteer programs in the community and enhance the knowledge, skills and professional image of volunteer program managers.
Since August 2005, WDTN-TV 2 has recognized the efforts of volunteers named Community Volunteer of the Month. Each recipient is featured in a photo and accompanying story online.
United Way's Volunteer Connection is a member of the Points of Light / Hands On Network. The organization's mission is to engage more people and resources more effectively in volunteer service to help solve serious social problems. The Points of Light / Hands on Network helps mobilize people and resources to find creative solutions to community problems.