About the United Way Volunteer Center

The United Way Volunteer Center is the essential partner in improving the quality of life in Waukesha County through recruiting and placing volunteers, supporting nonprofit organizations, connecting people to information and resources, and participating in strategic initiatives that mobilize volunteers to meet local community needs.

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  • PROMOTE VOLUNTEERING: The Volunteer Center excels at promoting volunteer opportunities through the media, newsletters and flyers, and through the Volunteer Center’s interactive website.
  • CONNECT PEOPLE: The Volunteer Center plays a vital countywide role as a "One Stop Resource Center" that annually links individuals and groups to a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, educational opportunities, and technical assistance.
  • BUILD CAPACITY FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: The Volunteer Center acts as the premiere training and development arm for many small and growing agencies. Seminars, “how to” workshops, consulting services, and a resource library provide vital means for staff, board members, and volunteers to learn about making good decisions for community organizations and promoting their effective and efficient programs. Click here to learn more about the benefits and pricing for member agencies. 
  • STRATEGIC INITIATIVES: The Volunteer Center proactively partners with community leaders, businesses, nonprofit agencies, and others to develop specific strategies in areas such as education, literacy, aging, and the environment that bring about needed programs to continue and enhance the quality of life in Waukesha County.




The Volunteer Center is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network, the volunteer-focused arm of Points of Light Institute. The HandsOn Network is the largest volunteer network in the nation and includes more than 250 HandsOn Action Centers in 16 countries. HandsOn includes a powerful network of more than 70,000 corporate, faith and nonprofit organizations that are answering the call to serve and creating meaningful change in their communities. Annually, the network delivers approximately 30 million hours of volunteer service valued at about $600 million.


Click here to visit the HandsOn Network website.



Additional Information:

Corporate Volunteerism

Volunteer Opportunities

Annual Recognition Event

Volunteer Center Non-Profit Partners