For Nonprofits

Partnering with United Way

United Way, alongside our partners in volunteerism, works to increase community engagement and volunteer retention. Together, we focus on how to best use volunteer time and skills to address our community’s needs.

Day of Caring

One of the largest organized volunteer events in Cedar Rapids with more than 1,300 volunteers participating each May. Volunteer teams of all sizes tackle meaningful projects to address community and agency needs.

Learn more or submit your projects

Service Enterprise

The Service Enterprise Initiative empowers nonprofits to engage volunteers and use their time and skills strategically. Participate to help your organization work more effectively with volunteers and deliver your social mission.

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Volunteer Recognition

Well-trained volunteers increase efficiencies and capacity. To retain volunteers, nonprofits must understand what motivates a volunteer, give them opportunities for personal growth and development, communicate how their work impacts the organization, and recognize their time and talents.

Recognize your volunteers

Need Volunteers?

Volunteer Now makes recruiting and communicating with potential volunteers easy! Post your one-time or ongoing volunteer needs on Volunteer Now’s website. Partner organizations can also search for volunteers based on their profiles.

Post your opportunities