Currently, in our 5-county region, there is not a centralized database of all the volunteer opportunities available; but that’s about to change! United Way of Northwest Michigan saw a need and filled it by supporting Get Connected. Get Connected by Galaxy is a one-stop-shop for all our community volunteering needs. It supports the community member by giving them a comprehensive list of needs in the area and makes getting involved as easy as a click of the mouse. It empowers our volunteer administrators to organize their opportunities and track volunteer information in an easy to use database; which allows them to spend more time on what matters, their organization’s mission.

Get Connected offers many unique features to support not only our community volunteers, but our volunteer administrators as well.

Volunteer Mobile App

This free app uses automated messages to remind volunteers to check-in and out and shows volunteers the impact they are making with a live updating dashboard.

Volunteer Engagement

Every volunteer gets a personalized experience, including a volunteer profile detailing their personal preferences, volunteer impact, and volunteer history. Volunteers select their skills and interests during online registration and are automatically matched with events and opportunities catered to them. You can also use this information to engage with donors, promote opportunity sign-ups, and send volunteer thank you letters using the email communication tool.

Volunteer Tracking and Reporting

Galaxy Digital’s intuitive volunteer management software makes it simple to track volunteer hours, build infographic reports, and share your program’s impact with the community. Your individual volunteers or volunteer groups can log their hours through the volunteer check-in kiosk or the volunteer tracking app.

Volunteer Communication

This volunteer management software has several automated communication tools that allow administrations to foster strong volunteer engagement. The smart automations can welcome new volunteers or send a volunteer survey. You can also send reminders through our volunteer tracking app.

Volunteer Recruitment and Promotion

Engage your community with customized landing pages that provide opportunity descriptions, information about required skills and qualifications. Volunteer opportunities are easily searchable so that potential volunteers can sign-up for what interests them most.

This database will only be as strong as volunteer opportunities in it. That’s where we need your help! We invite all community non-profits to create a profile and share their volunteer needs.

If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Tibbs at


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