Summertime is the perfect time to get involved in the community. There are many events,
festivals and activities to keep you busy in Mesa County all summer long, but another way for people of all ages to stay busy is to get out and volunteer.
Why volunteer in our community?
United Way Mesa County (UWMC) believes the caring power of the community can provide everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential. With this belief in mind, they realized that many people in our community want give back, but don't know where to start.
Therefore, they created Volunteer United. It can be an overwhelming and sometimes
frustrating process to find local volunteer opportunities that fit into daily life. With Volunteer
United, amazing local volunteer jobs are just a click away, and people who are interested in
volunteering can search based on their schedule, causes they are passionate about, skills needed, and more, making it easier than ever to give volunteer time.
Volunteer United is an innovative online community volunteer portal hosted and managed by UWMC that features up-to-date volunteer opportunities from dozens of agencies across Mesa County. The portal is hosted right on the UWMC website or by visiting www.volunteermc.org, providing those looking to give back a simple and accessible one-stop shop for open volunteer positions in their local area.
Not only is Volunteer United a great resource for those that want to volunteer, it is a great way
to recruit volunteers as well. The Volunteer United portal is a free service to all nonprofits,
educational institutions, and local government branches in Mesa County that wish to post
volunteer needs. UWMC provides virtual training to each agency that wishes to use the platform, ensuring the integrity of the volunteer opportunities that are being posted and timely updates to volunteer jobs.
United Way Mesa County, founded in Grand Junction in 1959, is not just a fundraising
organization. UWMC facilitates community collaboration to ensure the community’s needs are
being addressed and provides education, information, and referrals to the community at large.
Their work is focused on three building blocks for a good life. These building blocks are health,
education and self-reliance. UWMC funds programs provided by health and human service
agencies in Mesa County. This year, they are funding 43 programs at 33 different local
nonprofit agencies. The programs address a variety of social problems focused on health,
education and self-reliance. UWMC hosts the Mesa County Imagination Library, and United to Solve Homelessness, among other successful high impact programs.
Now that summer time is here, add volunteering in our community to one of your activities.
United we can give more, united we can do more and together we can make a true difference.
United Way Mesa County believes the caring power of the community can provide everyone
the opportunity to reach their full potential.