United We Win by Volunteering

2016-day-of-action-bgccf-bvl-disney-101Volunteer work impacts all facets of United Way’s mission. Heart of Florida United Way’s Volunteer Resource Center harnesses the caring power of our community to create lasting change. Overall 4,483 volunteers contributed 50,878 hours of service, saving local nonprofit agencies $1.2 million. Learn More.

  • Day of Action: The one-day volunteer event in June focuses on reducing the summer slide and increasing low-income students’ access to books over. Over 10,000 books were collected and distributed to 1,265 local students. Nearly 350 volunteers participated in literacy-related projects throughout the community. See Photos.
  • Day of Caring: This community-wide volunteer day spanned 35 projects this year. From creating a butterfly garden and washing emergency vehicles to feeding lunch to seniors and hosting interview workshops for teens, 1,570 volunteers and 31 companies participated. See Photos.
  • Share the Love: Taking place on Valentine’s Day weekend, Share the Love invites families and loved ones to volunteer together to help alleviate hunger and homelessness. A total of 130 volunteers made nearly 200 casseroles which fed over 1,500 people at local homeless and domestic abuse shelters across Central Florida. See Photos.