General Volunteer Application

    Personal Info

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    Yes! I would like to receive quarterly e-newsletters

    I acknowledge that I am over the age of 18

    How did you hear about us?

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    As a volunteer with the United Way of Indian River County, specify which areas of interest you would like to be involved with. (please check all that apply)

    Community Investment

    Citizens Review Panel

    CRP volunteers review applications for funding, participate in site visits and make recommendations for funding to ensure every United Way funded program is effective and efficient in addressing priority needs in our community. Requirements include computer literacy skills, orientation, time to review applications prior to site visits, and 2 to 3 half-day blocks for site visits.

    VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Program

    With only a few hours a week, you can make a positive impact in the lives of your neighbors. No experience necessary. Volunteers receive FREE IRS training and certification.


    There is always office and clerical work that we can use your help with. From stuffing envelopes to organizing marketing materials, there are lots to be done.

    Days and times of availability:

    Special Events

    Day of Caring

    This one-day event each fall brings together over a thousand Indian River County residents to lend their hands and hearts to a variety of projects for local schools, churches, and nonprofits. Typical projects include landscaping, cleaning, painting, organizing, and beautifying.

    Jackie Robinson Celebration Game

    Come be a part of Vero Beach’s place in baseball history! Every year on April 15th we celebrate the achievements of Jackie Robinson. Volunteer opportunities include parking lot assistants, traffic control, ticket takers, distribution programs, 50/50 raffle sellers, general crowd control, ticket booth, and floaters.

    Citrus Sale

    For one week, beginning on the Monday following Thanksgiving, volunteer in the office and help process Citrus Sale orders.

    Disaster Response Team

    During emergencies, UWIRC serves as a volunteer reception center in the coordination of Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteers and help support the relief effort of ESF#15 (volunteers and donations), under the direction of IRC Emergency Management. Roles include volunteer staff at the Volunteer Reception Center: registration, interviewer, data entry, safety training, runners,  phone bank. A Spontaneous Unaffiliated Volunteer or SUV is a person that has not received formal disaster response training from any state organization or any Agency active in a disaster.  These people are crucial in the response of a disaster.


    From raising awareness of United Way, researching community opportunities, working on unique community projects, and sitting on committees created and directed by our board of directors, our volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs.

    Do you have specific skills that you could apply to help United Way (such as finance, human resources, special events, fundraising, community investment and/or marketing)? Let us know!

    Do you have any limitations that may require special accommodations?:

    Depending on the type of volunteer work you will be doing, we may require names and phone numbers for a reference check, a criminal records check, your review of United Way policies, and/or your signature on a confidentiality agreement.

    United Way of Indian River County is committed to keeping your personal information confidential and secure. When you submit your volunteer application form you agree that: (1) we may collect personal information from you and about you such as your name, address, phone number, email, occupation, skills, and other information we may need to coordinate volunteer opportunities; and (2) we may use such personal information for purposes of identifying volunteer opportunities which may suit you and to contact you regarding those opportunities. You may withdraw your consent to the foregoing at any time as long as you give reasonable notice of such withdrawal.

    In addition, I hereby grant the United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC), consent to the use of all photographs, videotape, other images, and/or audio recordings that UWIRC has taken of me, or in which I may be included, for all purposes, in any and all media including the internet, without limitation, including promotion, solicitation, advertising or trade. I hereby irrevocably authorize the UWIRC to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute these photos, videos, or audio recordings for purposes of publicizing the UWIRC programs, or for any other lawful purpose. In addition, I waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including a written or electronic copy, wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or compensation arising or related to the use of the photo, video, or audio recordings.

    I have read this release before signing below and I fully understand the contents, meaning, and impact of this release.

    Thank you for applying. Upon submission, a member of our staff will reach out to you with more information.