Looking for the perfect volunteer opportunity can be cumbersome. You can spend lots of time searching the internet for all the information you need, but not anymore.
Ugetconnected (www.ugetconnected.org) is the virtual place to find service opportunities that fit your interests, skills, and availability. Ugetconnected is a collaboration between Great Rivers United Way, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, Western Technical College, and more than 100 community agencies. This site is committed to connecting people to service opportunities that address community needs and create a deeper sense of community engagement.
Using Ugetconnected is easy; just search the need listings and filter by agency, county, distance, etc. If you find something that interests you, click on the need for more information. Create a user account to respond to the needs. You can connect your account with volunteer opportunities and receive notifications when something meets your interests.
Western’s Community Engagement Coordinator, Kari Reyburn, has worked alongside the partner agencies to build relationships with area non-profits. Reyburn will be traveling to Western’s regional locations this fall to continue to build and expand relationships in the surrounding counties.
“The Ugetconnected partnership has been transformational for the way we promote and secure service opportunities in the community,” said Reyburn. “It is a great example of working smarter. Working together with the two other higher education institutions and the Great Rivers United Way has made it possible for us to serve our campus community, the greater La Crosse community, and the numerous service agencies better.”
If you have further questions about Ugetconnected, contact Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.