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How to Use the VolunteerNow site

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Jul 9, 2015
by UWECI Volunteer Engagement Team

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) connects individuals to volunteering in Benton, Cedar, Jones, Iowa and Linn Counties. The VolunteerNow site is a one-stop-shop helping individuals find volunteer opportunities in east central Iowa.

Main Features of VolunteerNow site:

Easy and quick sign up to create your volunteer profile. Sign-up with your Facebook account for a faster process.

Track your volunteer hours and build your volunteer resume.

  • Sign up for a volunteer opportunity, complete the volunteer activity and track hours by going to "My Profile" at the top of your screen, then click "Track Hours" and fill in volunteer hours for the activity completed.
  • To track hours for projects you completed outside of the system follow the same process as above, instead select "No Need Response" then enter the  name of the  organization you volunteered with and the volunteer hours. Hours you complete will be displayed on your dashboard and you can print out your own Volunteer Resume.

Fan an Agency to stay up to date and receive notifications on all of their volunteer activities.

Search for volunteer projects by Distance, Interest, County, Agency or Date

Set specific Causes and Interest in your profile and the system will suggest volunteer opportunities based on your interests.

Browse the agency section to learn more about the services they provide.

Your dashboard includes information about the most recently added volunteer opportunities, events, agencies and volunteer hours.

If you have questions contact the Volunteer Engagement team at UWECI at 319 398-5372 ext. 822 or