Fondy Volunteers Website Launched

The Fond du Lac Area United Way is hoping a new website will help fill a gap for volunteers in the community. United Way Executive Director Amber Kilawee says the Volunteer Center of Fond du Lac County used to fill that need, but disbanded a few years back. She says the United Way talked with community stakeholders about the possibility of bringing in a volunteer engagement platform. She says people felt there was a gap there and were looking for ways to positively connect with their community and volunteer opportunities. She says they worked with Get Connected software, which has done similar things for other United Ways and recently launched She says there are organizations and businesses that need volunteers. She says on the other hand being a volunteer can help younger people build their resume. She says people are 27 percent more likely to get a job if they have a history of volunteerism on their resume. She says on the Fondy Volunteers website you can search by agency or activity.