With the merger of two former United Ways into one United Way Blackhawk region, VAC takes on the added opportunity of serving additional volunteers and agencies in the northern portion of Rock county. VAC has seen the need for volunteers rise as not for profits experience the dilemma of trying to do the same or more with diminished resources. Volunteer opportunities continue to abound with day to day needs, special projects and special events.
As the personal coaches of volunteering, VAC, through its Volunteer Center, works on a personal basis to help volunteers find the kind of volunteer work that utilizes their skills, suits their interests, and may even broaden their horizons and understanding of community issues. Working with non-United Way agencies as well as UWBR partners allows the Volunteer Center to introduce citizens and students alike to a wide variety of causes, issues, and even fun events that support, reconstruct, and encourage community building.
Each year the Voluntary Action Center, cooperates with the Beloit Daily News in recognizing outstanding volunteer effort via the Volunteer of the Month Recognition Banquet. Beloit Daily News selectees for Volunteer of the Month are brought together for this VAC sponsored banquet. Area agencies and individuals are welcomed to suggest nominees for this prestigious award, and it provides those in attendance a glimpse of the significant and often sacrificial service which volunteers contribute to our community. Contact the VAC office if you know of someone in the community who is rendering exemplary volunteer service.