Anyone can volunteer, day or evening, for ongoing projects or one-time events. Depending on your availability, you can help make things better just an hour a week – or twenty hours a month. It’s easy! Discover the rewards of volunteering! Help local non-profit groups meet the increased demand for their services by donating your time. Take a look at our list of volunteer opportunities to find one that suits your interest and schedule.
Day of Caring
Annually we host Days of Caring, a one day event in five communities (Fort Walton Beach, Destin/South Walton, Defuniak Springs, Niceville/Valparaiso and Crestview) to match volunteers with local non-profit agencies. The work is varied: indoors, outdoors, painting, lawn care, supply drives, and much more.
The Voluntary Income Tax Assistance – VITA – program is a joint initiative of the United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties and the IRS that provides free income tax preparation to low-to moderate-income ($57,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns.Online training can be conducted at their convenience. VITA volunteers receive IRS training and certification and are asked to commit a minimum of two hours per week through April 16.