ECU Teams up with United Ways to Launch Volunteer Portal
October 27, 2017
The United Way of Bristol TN/VA and the United Way of Greater Kingsport have partnered with Eastman Credit Union to launch online volunteer platforms in their communities. These online portals will allow community members to easily connect with quality volunteer opportunities in their communities through their desktop computers, mobile phones, or tablets.
The United Way of Bristol TN/VA’s site is called Get Connected and the United Way of Greater Kingsport’s site is called Volunteer Kingsport. Both sites offer visitors opportunities to find volunteer opportunities in a variety of ways. Visitors can filter results with search criteria such as “distance,” “family friendly,” and “outdoors.” They can also view a monthly calendar of events or search for a favorite organization. The site also allows visitors to “fan” nonprofits so they are updated on the latest volunteer opportunities with that agency. Other benefits to the site include the ability to create a “volunteer resume” and arrange group volunteer outings with family, friends, or coworkers.
Volunteers are an important part of how United Way impacts needs in our community. Eastman Credit Union has stepped up to sponsor the volunteer platform with a grant of $10,000.
“United Way is important to ECU, because community is important to us. We see this software as an opportunity to improve efficiency and effectiveness of volunteers and the United Way admin staff, allowing more time and energy to be given to those in need,” said Lynn Osborne, ECU Regional Director.
A press conference launching the new platforms will be held at Eastman Credit Union’s Blountville branch: 1911 TN-394, Blountville, TN 37617. All media are invited to attend this launch and experience the site for themselves. Laptop computers will be available for media use to film the ease of using the site. Please RSVP to your local United Way if you are planning to attend the launch. Light refreshments will be served.