PLANNING A VOLUNTEER EVENT FOR YOUR COMPANY OR GROUP?

4 Easy Steps for Volunteering

Volunteering through United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) is a great way to give back and meet your peers while helping address some of the most pressing issues facing our community today.

Step 1: Submit Your Request
United Way NCA aims to provide your organization with a meaningful volunteer opportunity. Our team handles each request with quality customer service. To deliver optimal customer service, we request a minimum of 4 – 6 weeks before your desired date(s). After we confirm a date, please allow at least 8 weeks of planning for multiple projects or large-scale events.

Step 2: Receive Project Confirmation
Once your project is submitted, you will see a confirmation notice. Our team works to match your organization with an activity that aligns with your volunteer goals and objectives. Once we identify a volunteer event, our team will coordinate with you on next steps. ***Note that certain firewalls may prevent confirmation delivery to your inbox. Please check your spam folder to verify receipt. In the event that you do not receive confirmation, please email volunteer@uwnca.org.

Step 3: Recruit Your Team
Assign a company team leader to communicate volunteer assignments, details about the project, attire, directions, etc. to employees. Be sure to recruit the number of volunteers needed for your particular project! Before you participate in a volunteer project, please complete the volunteer acknowledgment and release.

Step 4: Complete Your Project
After you've completed a project with us, our team will follow up within 3 business days with the team leader for feedback. We value and welcome any comments you may have to help improve our services.

PLEASE NOTE:
- SUBMISSION OF THIS FORM DOES NOT GUARANTEE PROJECT APPROVAL.
- Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for scheduling kit and meal packing projects.
- At this time, we are NOT able to schedule projects on the following dates in 2019: November 11, November 27, November 28, November 29, December 24, December 25, December 26, December 30, December 31, January 1.
Please consider joining us for one of our signature volunteer events instead.
Please contact volunteer@uwnca.org for more information.