UWSN Volunteer Manager Spotlight: Volunteerism during COVID-19

UWSN Volunteer Manager, Savanna Sibley, shares what has inspired her during these challenging times and how she is connecting members of our community with nonprofits who need volunteer help. Across the valley, nonprofits need assistance during our current crisis to facilitate their essential programs and deliver resources. Through our Volunteer Connect platform, Savanna deploys hundreds of volunteers to nonprofits in our community. Read below to learn more about our program and how Savanna acts as a matchmaker for volunteers and nonprofits.

How have you helped to connect the community to volunteer opportunities?

UWSN has helped connect over 400 volunteers with local volunteer opportunities by quickly building out our Volunteer Connect platform. This platform has brought a variety of agencies together which helps connect our community by sharing volunteer opportunities around Southern Nevada. Our platform has given our city a way to give back to those most in need during this pandemic. Without the help of volunteers, many people in our community who are just in need of a volunteer voice on the other end of the phone would go without food and essential supplies. One of our volunteer opportunities includes delivering delicious meals to vulnerable families and seniors in our community. This service is completed with the dignity and humanity that everyone deserves.

What has inspired you?

The city and community we all call home has inspired me to help those in need. This is a time when we all must come together to help rebuild what Vegas Strong stands for. The smiles, tears, and happiness make my work all worthwhile.

How can people get involved?

We would love for people to get involved by checking out our UWSN Volunteer Connect platform, which has various virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities available. Volunteerism is a great way to give back to our Vegas community. Our platform is easy to use – login or create an account, fill out your profile, and find a volunteer opportunity that interests you. More opportunities are being added daily, so check back often or “fan” your favorite agencies to get updated when they post new volunteer needs! Stay tuned while we continue to update our page with more volunteer opportunities.

Get involved by checking out UWSN Volunteer Connect.


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