United Way Awarded Volunteer Generation Fund Grant

United Way Awarded Volunteer Generation Fund Grant

The State of North Carolina, Office of the Governor, Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, has award the United Way of Wayne County two awards to strengthen the volunteer base in Wayne County and provide support to local non-profits.

The $16,600.00 AmeriCorps Volunteer Generation Fund Grant will support a combined effort for a Volunteer Fair in August and multiple professional development opportunities to local non-profits.

“We are excited to offer support to our local non-profits in such a powerful way,” said Sherry Archibald, Executive Director for United Way of Wayne County.  “A Volunteer Fair is being planned to offer multiple opportunities to our community and is a great way to showcase the work our local non-profits do every day.”

Rachel Rhodes, United Way’s Community Impact & Engagement Director shared her enthusiasm, “Professional development is one of the top requests coming from our non-profits every year and this grant will allow us to pursue talented speakers in areas of interest to the non-profits.”  “Also, we have a community full of individuals who are generous with their time and talents, but not always sure where to place them, the Volunteer Resource Fair will showcase a variety of opportunities in our community.”

If you are a Wayne County non-profit that engages volunteers, and interested in benefiting from this opportunity, please contact the United Way of Wayne County.  For more information, contact Rachel Rhodes at the United Way at 919-735-3591.