It may sound cliché to say that volunteers are the “lifeblood” of any nonprofit organization. But consider the fact that last year, 326 volunteers directly supported United Way of Logan County with 2,126 hours of community service!
This includes the 15-member Board of Trustees, which governs and guides our organization. Our Campaign Cabinet and United Way Champions in more than 40 workplaces who hustled hard to help us raise over $1 million for our annual campaign. Our Allocations Committee reviews all grant requests and calculates the best ways to invest donor dollars back into the community. It also includes special event participants who took part in one-time activities such as Community Care Day, our corporate volunteer event; Stuff the Bus, our annual school supply drive; or other projects.
Simply put: no volunteers, no United Way! Why do they do it? Since it’s National Volunteer Week, we asked them to find out.
“Giving back is also a great way to get to know your community and its citizens,” said Sally Stolly, Director of Administrative Services at Benjamin Logan Schools and a United Way Board President. “When you volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet lots of new people. Working alongside individuals who also care about improving their surroundings will allow you to broaden your network of friends. Additionally, it will help you to better understand the circumstances of other members of your community. Having a broad, open-minded perspective of…