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Discover how rewarding volunteering can be – whether you’re 18 or 80, a high school student or a retiree, part of a community service group or a corporate president. You’ll know you have improved lives. And when you reach out a hand to one, you influence the condition of all. Here is a list of volunteer opportunities available at United Way of Hancock County

Position: Current COVID-19 Volunteer Needs

Calling all volunteers! In the midst of the current health crisis, some needs have arisen in our community.
Please take a look at these signups to see if you are able to help. Together, we'll get through this! 

Weekly Prevention Cleaning Crews at City Mission

Volunteer to help clean and sanitize at City Mission:
Organizers would like to assemble 1-3 crews of 3-5 volunteers to clean and sanitize for 2-3 hours a week at City Mission, 510 West Main Cross St. During the current health crisis, City Mission's primary concern is the safety of guests, volunteers, and staff. Staff members continue to regularly review internal processes to limit the impact of Covid-19. Upon arrival, volunteers will receive safety instructions and will be provided with gloves and masks to wear while cleaning. *You will not need to include your driver's license or social security number when you sign up.

Report to scheduled shift at scheduled time and sign-in when you arrive

  • Ring bell at the back of the City Mission building for entrance
  • Your temperature will be taken and logged-if you have a fever you will be asked to go home at this time
  • Wash hands thoroughly in the kitchen
  • Kitchen crew must wear gloves at all time; cleaning crew must wear gloves and masks
  • Maintain appropriate distance from other volunteers
  • Kitchen crew will remain in kitchen or DC at all times; no contact will be made will community or residential guests
  • Cleaning crew will only clean in areas vacated by guests
  • Gloves, and masks must be disposed of before leaving and hands/arms thoroughly washed

We are so humbled by the generosity of our community, coming together in this time of great need! Thank you for your compassion for the men, women, and children we serve. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sign-up to help here:

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator or City Mission Team Captain

For more information contact:


Shelter Monitor at Hope House *NEED SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 - Check back in May

Volunteer to become a monitor at Hope House’s transitional shelter:

Hope House, 1800 N. Blanchard St., Suite 106, serves homeless and impoverished individuals and families in Hancock County, and is in need of volunteers who can serve as a monitor in their transitional shelter. The shelter provides a safe and secure place for women and their children to stay while they get back on their feet. To become a monitor, volunteers complete a 1-hour training, which includes an orientation and tour of the shelter. Monitors provide weekend and holiday coverage. Duties include answering the door and phone, intaking donations, documenting residents' needs or questions, completing hourly walk-throughs of the residence, and continuously ensuring that the shelter is accessible to residents. Volunteers work in three hour shifts and schedule using an online system that makes it easy to work around individual schedules. Volunteers should be between the ages of 18 and 65 and in good health with no underlying medical condition. Snacks provided, may bring meals, pairs welcome.

Sign-up to help here:

Reports to: Volunteer Coordinator or Hope House Team Captain

For more information contact:


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Position: Campaign Blitz Team Member

(New Position. Need 40-50 volunteers)

Delivery of campaign materials to individual workplaces is a critically important task. This is considered a frontline effort to provide a personal touch. All materials and small workplace envelopes will be delivered to all small and mid-size companies by volunteers or pairs of volunteers. At that time all key campaign volunteers will be provided materials for delivery in an assigned area or specific group of companies. The expectation is that ALL campaign materials will be in the hands of workplaces by September 20.

Necessary skills include:
  • Passion for volunteering for United Way of Hancock County
  • Ability to take direction and be self starting
  • Willingness to dedicate the time to complete the assigned task. Time commitment may be 4-15 hours over 30 days, depending on assignment
  • Attend a pre-blitz meeting and/or become familiar with programs and services provided by United Way of Hancock County funds
  • Ability to pleasantly interact with and provide encouragement to small business owners and managers to consider giving to annual campaign
  • Willingness to do follow up contacts either in person or by phone, as needed
  • Willingness to CELEBRATE success at the close of campaign

Reports to: Campaign Division Chair or Team Captain

For more information contact:

Position: Technical Compliance Team Member

The technical compliance team meets quarterly or as needed. Members of the team are assigned to a specific agency or agencies to confirm information on their self-audit which is part of the Partner’s Agreement. Agencies will be informed in advance of the upcoming compliance audit and technical compliance member will confirm, at agency site, that all required documentation is up-to-date and in place and confirm that the agency either meets United Way Partnership standards or records their deficits. (Approximately 2 hours, during agency business hours)

Necessary skills include:
  • Familiarity with non-profit fund accounting, review of 990s and audits, reading of financial information and unit costing.
  • Ability to review agency/program financial information for good management and stewardship and pass recommendations of funding, continued funding, conditional funding or no funding to Community Solutions Committee.
  • Ability to check agencies/programs applying for partnership and partners requesting grants for the first time against Partnership Standards and criteria and pass recommendations for admission or no admission, funding or no funding to Community Solutions Committee.

Reports to: Technical Compliance Team Chair

This is a two-year renewable term – perpetual.

For more information or to express interest, contact:


Position: Campaign Cabinet Team Captain

The Team Captain leads, organizes and implements the solicitation of a specific segment of the division. This position is the critical frontline communicator with workplace coordinators.

Necessary skills include:
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Sincere interest in the development of community through United Way.
  • Willingness to dedicate the time necessary to perform responsibilities.
  • Become familiar with United Way, services of United Way agencies, and information which illustrates the “need” for donations.
  • Interact with and support workplace campaign volunteers; and/or provide information to small business owners and managers.
  • Analyze giving history of accounts and, with other volunteers, develop team and account strategies that lead to increased campaign performance and cultivation of long-term relationships between United Way and accounts.
  • Assure that workplace volunteers attend briefing sessions/trainings and campaign events as appropriate.
  • Maintain communication with the Division Chair and United Way staff to ensure continuity of effort and information.
  • Participate in evaluations of the campaign in order to assist United Way in the improvement of campaign performance.
  • Provide appropriate thank you to division volunteers for their involvement in the campaign.

Reports to: Division Chair

This position is active each year from March through December. Amount of time varies but is not more than 20 hours in the 6 month time frame.

For more information or to express interest, contact:


Position: Grant Review Team Member

The goal of the Grant Review Team is to review the annual program grant requests from partner agencies.

The committment for this position includes reading 8-10 program grants, scoring each grant against a rubric we provide and visitng the 8-10  agencies assigned to the the review team member for a short 15 minute presentation.

The grants typically open for review and scoring at the beginning of October and remain open for up to four weeks. Presentations are scheduled toward the end of October and beginning of November.

Review members can read and evaluat the grants online through an electronic software tool at the discretion of the team member from any location with internet access.

Once individual evaluations are submitted electronically and presentations wrap, team meetings are held for grant discussion (2 to 4 hours during working hours) in mid November. 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Attend review team meetings
  • Be familiar with UW funding priorities.
  • Be familiar with the agency grant requests presented to your team, how the programs impact community issues and how the outcomes of the program impact clients based on the Mission Statement of the agency.
  • Provide written review/comment of agency grant request through ECImpact.
  • Attend program presentations ..
Job Relationships

Report to: Grant Review Committee and  Community Impact Director

Job Requirements
  • Should have an understanding of present community services and  an awareness of future social service needs, the UW funding priorities, and program outcomes.
  • Basic Computer Skills – must be able to navigate through our web-based grant evaluation program.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with other volunteers and agency program representatives.
  • Must be respectful of necessary deadlines.

If interested, contact:


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