4 Ways to Volunteer in March

Bonfire, the Itasca area’s volunteer portal supported by United Way, connects those looking to give back with opportunities for service. Whether you prefer to sit on a board or committee, take on an individual project, or work as a team, Bonfire can help you find the perfect volunteer role. Here, we’ve spotlighted four ways you can give back with local nonprofits.

1. Play a Role in United Way’s Allocations Process
Community Investment Panelists are an essential part of distributing United Way Community Impact Fund dollars back into the community. Volunteer panelists are trained by United Way to review funding requests, visit local organizations, analyze program outcomes, and make funding recommendations to United Way’s Board of Directors. Volunteering on a panel is a great way to develop leadership skills and learn more about northern Minnesota’s nonprofit landscape. Get involved

2. Renovate a Home with Habitat
Habitat for Humanity doesn’t just build homes – they also repair and modify houses to help homeowners stay in their homes safely! This month, you can lend a hand, learn new skills, and work alongside fellow dedicated crewmembers to help make homeownership more sustainable for local families. Sign up

3. Become a Foster with Great Tails
Great Tails Animal Rescue is looking for volunteers to foster pets! This is a great role if you love animals and can offer dogs, cats, and other creatures a safe and stable place to stay while they wait to find their forever homes. Great Tails provides fosters with essentials like food and veterinary care, while volunteers provide basic training, transportation, and attention to the animals in their care. Learn more

4. Spread Luck at the Shamrock’n Brunch
United Way’s Shamrock’n Brunch is happening the Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day, and volunteers are needed to help out! Whether you’re checking in attendees or selling raffle tickets, you’ll have a good time taking part in the shamrock’n shenanigans. Plus, each volunteer gets a free brunch ticket! Find a role

Sign up for these roles and more on Bonfire, the Itasca area’s online volunteer portal, at volunteer.uwlakes.org. Bonfire is free to use and serves to facilitate connection between the Itasca area’s volunteer base and local nonprofit and community organizations. 

Community and nonprofit organizations serving the greater Itasca area can post volunteer opportunities and manage volunteers on Bonfire. To get started, visit volunteer.uwlakes.org/nonprofit or call United Way at 218-999-7570.