2019 Volunteer Awards are open for nominations!

Submit a nomination in our six categories by January 25.

Learn more or start nominating today!

What We’re Doing
United Way focuses on education, financial stability, and health because they are the essential building blocks for a good quality of life. Our goal is to build solutions that create positive social change.

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Call for local artists!

From painting to photography to dance lessons, we are looking for a variety of art pieces for Time for Art: Celebration of Volunteers! Learn more about our unique annual event today and donate your artwork to a great cause!

Learn more about Time for Art!

Group Volunteer Projects

Do you and your group need help finding meaningful volunteer projects? Whether you’re a few people or crowd, simply fill out our form! Our Volunteer Engagement team will help your group find a project.

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Our Community
United Way of East Central Iowa’s service area is five counties: Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, and Linn counties. We work to understand people we serve at the county, city, and neighborhood level and improve well-being in each area.
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Our Blog
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Whether it’s friends, family, good health, or great sleep, we all have something to be thankful for this holiday season.

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We’re working to break the cycle of poverty, but what exactly does that mean? Read how YPN is contributing to our community's work.

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Learn more about the events, the committee, and how much we’ve raised!