United Way of the Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Council of Governments continue their partnership in the re-launch of Volunteer Brazos Valley. Formerly the Volunteer Center of the Brazos Valley, Volunteer Brazos Valley is a website dedicated to connecting local agencies and community members with volunteer opportunities, non-profit job postings, and community events.
United Way of the Brazos Valley and Brazos Valley Council of Governments are working to make Volunteer Brazos Valley the top place for volunteers to connect with opportunities in the community. Since September 2014, 13 new agencies created profiles, while more than 50 users responded to 38 posted needs.
As the holidays approach, many residents want to give back to their community and many local agencies have seasonal volunteer needs to fill. Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which helps local children receive Christmas presents, is an example of one of these needs. Salvation Army seeks volunteers to assist donors with Angel selections from the Christmas tree and with the distribution of gifts to local families.
“Volunteer Brazos Valley is an instant connector for volunteers and non-profits to serve the community in a bigger way,” says Lindsey Guerin, Vice President Community Impact at United Way.
Volunteer Brazos Valley is the call to action for the community to join local nonprofits through fun, powerful opportunities. Local agencies, churches, schools and student groups depend on volunteers to achieve their mission. Volunteer Brazos Valley hosts a variety of needs throughout the year including clerical/office help, Spanish translators, van drivers, and specialized skills. In a matter of moments, potential volunteers can view and connect with opportunities by visiting volunteerbrazosvalley.org.