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Organizing a Volunteer Program

Greater Twin Cities United Way's Volunteer United can help you develop and implement your volunteer and employee engagement strategy. This toolkit is a guide, and Volunteer United is here to help. Call 612-340-7440, email or visit This toolkit is a work-in-progress, so please check back as new examples and templates will be added.

Strategy Development:

  • As you build your volunteer program, it's key to tie it to your company's larger goals and employee needs.

  • Consider how you could better integrate volunteerism into your company culture or develop awareness of your company's efforts within the community.

  • Know your strengths and challenges in developing or growing your employee volunteerism.
    Strengths include: paid time off to volunteer; strong alignment with corporate mission.
    An example of a challenge might be a large call center with employees who are unable to leave the workplace to volunteer.

  • Consider becoming a member of the Corporate Volunteerism Council - Twin Cities (CVC-TC)

Volunteer United is our free volunteer matching service. As you develop your volunteer program or are looking for volunteer opportunities, we can:

  • Connect groups and individuals with hundreds of volunteer opportunities and the causes they're passionate about.

  • Tailor volunteer opportunities to meet your goals and the needs of your organization, no matter the size.

  • Develop customized volunteer opportunities that align with CSR goals.

  • Track and report volunteer activity.

  • Provide expertise in employee engagement strategies.

  • Educate your employees about the needs in the community through meaningful opportunities with United Way community partners.

For more information: Volunteer United Overview.pdf

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