Volunteer Center of Isabella County Fund
The Volunteer Center of Isabella County Fund was started in 1998 as an initiative of the United Way, with the goal of furthering volunteerism and increasing access to volunteer opportunities in the area. The fund will generate opportunities for volunteers to find and engage in experiences that establish stronger connections with local nonprofit organizations. In its early stages, the fund received a matching gift from the Volunteer Investment Grant to get off to a strong start.
“Engaged volunteers create a more stable community because a greater number of citizens develop a vested interest in the success of the programs and services of our affiliate agency partners,” said United Way of Isabella County President and CEO Tom Olver.
The volunteer center was set up in 1994 to provide volunteers for these programs, and the Fund was put in place to help support this cause. Founded in 1954, United Way of Isabella County envisions a strong community where everyone achieves their potential through quality education, financial stability and healthy lifestyles. The organization’s mission is to provide leadership and resources to improve the quality of life in our community by generating revenue, creating awareness and engaging volunteers to support the programs and services of its affiliate agency partners.