Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Get Connected different from other volunteer websites?
Get Connected is great resource for Baby Boomers coming into retirement who are still looking for ways to be involved! This is a local database, so your volunteer hours will be helping impact your immediate area and community.
Get Connected makes volunteering easier than ever. When you sign up with Get Connected you’ll start receiving email listings of volunteer opportunities that fit your interests. Get Connected does the searching for you, so you can spend more time making a positive impact and change.
Truman Heartland and United Way are working to make Get Connected the go-to volunteer database in the region. By joining us you're choosing to be a part of a greater purpose and touch the lives of people in your community and beyond.
How do non-profits list their needs?
Truman Heartland and United Way of Greater Kansas City have done all the work of reaching out to the leaders of local non-profits to encourage their participation with Get Connected. Each agency is responsible for posting its volunteer opportunities from their own Get Connected accounts.
Does having a Get Connected account cost any money?
No. Get Connected is a free service offered to you by United Way as a means to make volunteering easier. The goal is to connect people like you with volunteer opportunities that excite you, while helping to make your local community a better place.
I'm not a Baby Boomer, can I still use Get Connected to find volunteer opportunities near me
Yes! While the Boomers Get Connected initiative is aimed at getting retirement age volunteers engaged in their community, the Get Connected platform is designed for people of all ages to use. Anyone can create an account and begin volunteering through Get Connected.