Thursday, August 9, 2012

"Get Connected" to Volunteering through United Way

Middlesex United Way has launched Get Connected, a new online platform for individuals and groups who want to take action in their community by reaching out and lending a hand through volunteering. Nonprofit organizations looking for volunteers can use Get Connected to create one-time or ongoing opportunities, manage referrals, and record volunteer hours. Volunteers can also register and search the site by keyword, agency, or length of volunteer commitment.
Many nonprofit organizations are experiencing an increased demand for their services. Now, everyone can help by volunteering their time to an important cause. Browse the opportunities posted by nonprofit groups from all across Middlesex County to find the one that best meets your interests and time availability. Then contact the agency, roll up your sleeves and be prepared to make a meaningful difference in your community.
 “Middlesex Habitat for Humanity is proud to be a partner with Middlesex United Way’s Get Connected” said Jack Doyle, Volunteer Coordinator, Middlesex County Habitat for Humanity. “We get many referrals which turn into great volunteers for both ReStore and at construction sites. The system is easy to work with and provides great results.”
Some examples of the opportunities that are currently available include:
  • Adelbrook, mentors and office volunteers;
  • Gluten Intolerance Group of Shoreline East, public relations expert on a project basis;
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, volunteer tutors for ESOL and BL;
  • Mosaic in Cromwell, volunteers to help out in their group homes; and 
  • Middlesex United Way, volunteers to participate on a Community Impact Team.

To register, visit and click the ‘VOLUNTEER’ link. For information, call Matt at 860.346.8695 or email

Middlesex United Way is advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, health and housing – the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way recruits people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. You are invited to be part of the change by giving, advocating and volunteering. That’s what it means to Live United.
Middlesex United Way is a locally-based organization serving the towns of Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Killingworth, Middlefield, Middletown, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook.

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