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United Way of Marquette County Launches a Dynamic Volunteer Platform September 2, 2020

Marquette, MI.—Local volunteers are the power behind our long-lasting change, and by introducing a new, dynamic online platform to the United Way, they are the driving force for volunteer engagement, donations, and impacting change in our community. On September 1st, nonprofits and other agencies in Marquette Countybegan posting their volunteer opportunities, special events, and corporate engagement activities online in hopes of increasing the variety of ways for locals to get involved. This mobile-friendly and web-based system, which is administrated by United Way of Marquette County], is called “Yoopers United.”United Way’s new platform will do more than just create matches among the service community and private citizens; it will also help to build lasting relationships.Opportunities currently listed online includeserving meals at Room at theInn, home repairs with Habitat for Humanity, and helpingwith a pickleball tournamentfor Superiorland Kiwanis. Users can go to https://www.uwmqt.org/volunteer/to respond to these needsand more.Responding to needs is easy and can change a life. “Our goal for this website is twofold: to provide our community with an easier way to volunteer, and to give our partners a chance to share the platform’s benefits of volunteer management, tracking, and reporting,” says Andrew Rickauer, Executive Director for United Way of Marquette County.For more information about Yoopers Unitedor to schedule an interview with United Way’s staff/board, please contact Andrew Rickauer at (906)226-8171

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