MARINETTE — Tri-City Area United Way launched a new volunteer initiative to better connect a community of volunteers with local organizations that need assistance. The new web application, called Get Connected, provides an easy-to-use platform for nonprofit and community organizations to post volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. This mobile-friendly software is designed to increase engagement, develop long-term relationships, and track involvement in the community.

“The greatest challenge of volunteerism is often an individual’s or group’s ability to easily identify different opportunities around our community,” said Sarah Sheraski, CEO/executive director of Tri-City Area United Way. “The Get Connected site provides an easy-to-use central location where you can view existing needs and then register for service opportunities that align with your passions.”

Tri-City Area United Way offers a free training session to help organizations master the basics to start recruiting volunteers quickly.

To visit the Volunteer Connection Center, people may go to www.tricityareaunitedway.org and click on “Volunteer.”

For more information or to sign up, people may contact Tri-City Area United Way at 715-735-7785 or sarah@tricityareaunitedway.com.