Spirit of Volunteerism

Thank you for considering UCDC for your volunteer needs. Please take a few minutes to better understand the requirements for UCDC projects. If your needs fit within these guidelines, please contact us to request support for your organization or personal needs. We believe people have the power to make a difference. It is our aim to help, inspire, and support a generation of people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.

UCDC is here to help people learn, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the community we live in a better place. Currently, only 23% of this generation actively volunteers.

Our hope is to create a generation where more than 51% of people are involved with community volunteerism.

General Guidelines:

  • While we are there to volunteer, we do try to incorporate a social element, enabling volunteers to chat with one another while working together. Activities that are conducive to this are preferred.
  • We typically work 2-4 hour shifts. If your event is longer than this, do consider breaking out the volunteer responsibilities into shifts. UCDC can then take responsibility for bringing volunteers to one of the shifts. (Rarely will we be able to arrange to cover multiple shifts.)
  • UCDC will provide an event manager at every event to help mobilize the volunteers and keep things running smoothly. A representative from your organization must be present at all times as well.

Timing:

UCDC requires a minimum of 4-6 weeks notice to consider requests for volunteer support. We are sometimes able to accommodate requests with less lead time if we do not have any conflicting events during the time you need us.

As UCDC is completely volunteer-run, and we all have day jobs, we are rarely able to accommodate events during the day on weekdays.

Please also understand it may sometimes take a few days to respond to your request, as we pass information across our team to determine if we will be able to coordinate coverage for your event.

Information We'll Require :

  •  If we have not worked with your organization in the past, a short bio on your organization and its mission.
  • A short description of what we will be doing during the project and how this benefits the overall effort.
  • If it has been an ongoing project, please provide a little history about the project itself.
  • How many volunteers you will need.
  • Dates and times you will need volunteers.
  • A clear meeting place.
  • Special instructions such as parking or clothing to wear, etc.
  • Directions to the site.
  • Contact name, telephone and email of the person we will interface with at the site.
  • Anything else of note that you would like volunteers to be aware of.

For more information, contact us via email at volunteer@ucdc1.com

Education
  • Recognition of Talent
  • Scholarships, Awards & Grants
  • Opportunities for Public Speaking
Senior Citizen Services
  • Periodic Lectures
  • Senior Citizens Get-Together
  • Laying the Foundation for Sr. Citizen Housing
Foster Care Awareness
  • Facilitating Foster Homes for Children
  • Creating Foster Care Awareness