St. Louis Ranks 10th In Nation In Volunteering
St. Louis once again ranks 10th in the nation of residents who volunteer among 52 large cities according to a new report from Volunteering In America.
| Posted in Volunteerism on Aug 13, 2011
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Overall, Missouri ranks 22nd in the country for residents who volunteer.
“At United Way we’ve always known people in this community are extremely generous with their time,” said Rick Skinner, vice president of United Way of Greater St. Louis’ volunteer center. “We provide ways for youth, college students, families, employee groups and retirees to connect to their communities through quality volunteer experiences so that together we can help make our region stronger. It is great that our region is being recognized as a leader in the nation as a tribute to the many amazing achievements and contributions volunteers make in our area every day.” United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Volunteer Center has opportunities for everyone in the community to get involved: http://www.stl.unitedway.org/volunteercenter.aspx or call 314-539-4063 or 2-1-1 from a land line.
Since 1933, United Way’s Volunteer Center has ensured its volunteers quality experiences in numerous volunteer roles. Today, through the programs St. Louis Cares and Days of Caring, its allocations panels, board of directors, GenNext, BoardLinkSTL and more, United Way continues to provide meaningful opportunities for volunteers.
United Way funds more than 170 health and human service agencies located throughout a 16-county area in Missouri and Illinois . One in three people (that’s more than one million people) in our community receive services that strengthen families, help the elderly, keep children healthy and safe, and build stronger neighborhoods. For more information, contact 314-421-0700 or visit www.stl.unitedway.org.
For more information on the Volunteering In America report visit http://www.volunteeringinamerica.gov/MO/St.-Louis
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