United Way Introduces Volunteer Knox

Knox County, Ohio – Local volunteerism is the power behind long-lasting change. United Way of Knox County has long prioritized volunteerism. Introduction of a new, dynamic online platform will amplify volunteer engagement and impact in Knox County. Nonprofits and other agencies in the area have already started posting their volunteer opportunities, special events, and engagement activities online in hopes of increasing the variety of ways for individuals to get involved. This web-based system, which is administrated by United Way of Knox County Ohio, Inc., is called “Volunteer Knox” and available at www.volunteerknox.com.

With increased visibility and easy ways to sign-up, United Way of Knox County’s new platform will do more than just create matches among the service community and private citizens; it will also help to build lasting relationships. Strong relationships between committed volunteers and organizations will ensure that Knox County’s service sector will be active for years to come. By easily connecting to committed volunteers, organizations become more resilient.

Partnership is open to community nonprofits, not just limited to United Way Partner Agencies. Opportunities currently listed online include Tax Preparation Assistance Program, Assisting Office Employees, after school tutoring. The variety of volunteer opportunities may impact community Mental and Physical Health, Financial Stability, and access to Education.  Users can go to www.VolunteerKnox.com to review volunteer opportunities and respond to these needs.

 “We are excited to finally be able to offer this service to Knox County. Our communities have wanted this for years and thankfully, technology has now made it affordable,” commented Kelly Brenneman, United Way Executive Director.

United Way’s introduction of Volunteer Knox aligns with State-wide efforts. ServeOhio, the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism, is the administrator of Ohio’s “Get Connected” volunteer engagement resource. They have awarded grant funding to United Way of Knox County Ohio, Inc to support the project. Galaxy Digital, which hosts the new site, is a software company that supports volunteer centers and organizations across the country including Get Connected and Volunteer Knox.

For more information about Volunteer Knox, please contact United Way Program Director at elizabeth@uwayknox.org or 740.397.5721