What is Volunteer Collier?
Volunteer Collier is an internet based program of the United Way of Collier County that matches volunteers with nonprofits. We also provide marketing and promotional assistance to agencies in search for volunteers.
Our volunteers throughout Collier County are changing lives and transforming our community. Whether you’re interested in mentoring a young person, preparing food bags for clients in a food pantry, or spending an afternoon with a senior, you can join us in making a difference. There’s something for every interest and ability!
How does the Volunteer Collier matching work?
When you register as a volunteer, we encourage you to complete your skills and interests profile. When an agency posts their volunteer opportunities, keywords are used in the description. When a match occurs, both the volunteer and the agency will receive an email notification.
How do I find an opportunity?
We have a few ways to find opportunities!
Basic Search - use our Explore Volunteer Opportunities search box to search by keyword and location
Availability - the calendar icon allows you to search by a specific date; the 1-hour opportunities icon allows you to search by limited time availability
Interests - the category icons filter by your interests, such as animals, environment, sports, etc.. Hold your cursor over the icon to view the category name
Featured Events - see our featured events on our homepage, or see a full listing by clicking here: Special Events
How do I register?
Volunteers – click on ‘Become a Volunteer’ and fill out the short registration form. Once you’re registered, it’s important to complete your skills and interests profile so you can be matched with the opportunities that best suit you.
Nonprofits – click on ‘Become a Partner’ under the Nonprofits tab and fill out the short registration form. Once your organization is approved by Volunteer Collier, you can post your volunteer opportunities. See our Nonprofits tabto view instructions and FAQs.
Students – click on ‘Student Section’ to view helpful links for scholarships, financial aid and important CCPS forms. All of our volunteer opportunities are approved for Florida Bright Futures and many other scholarships!
Corporate – click on our Corporate tab to learn more or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie Combs, to begin planning your corporate volunteer event today! Email – Natalie.Combs@uwcollier.org Phone – (239) 261-7112 x206
I need to submit my volunteer hours; can Volunteer Collier help with that?
Yes! We have the ability to track your hours and print a certificate for you to verify your hours.
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Natalie Combs, by email at Natalie.Combs@uwcollier.org or call (239) 261-7112 ext. 206
Your information is always kept confidential.