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Brainerd Lakes Area, Paul Bunyan’s stomping ground, hosts a variety of distinct entities and things to do; from the 100’s of pristine lakes and rugged state parks, to the top notch medical facilities, to the nationally renowned school systems, each of which has a myriad of generous and devoted nonprofits and agencies that foster and grow these local hallmarks.

United Way’s Get Connected Website provides you with opportunities to aid these excellent nonprofits by customizing your volunteer experience in the Brainerd Lakes area by connecting you to nonprofits that stimulate your interests and maximize your skills. 

By signing up for United Way’s Get Connected Program as an individual community member you can fan nonprofits and agencies of your choice, by doing so you will be notified by email whenever your fanned charities post a volunteer need or event.  From animals to health to education, we have organizations that embody each cause, so you can be sure to find the right nonprofit or agency that suits your fancy and that fuels your passion for civic engagement.  Moreover, you can select personal skills that will further connect you to befitting volunteer opportunities. There are perfect opportunities everyone. From the technology inclined, athletically gifted, and social butterflies.  

In addition to being out in the community and making change you can also keep track of your volunteer hours which translate to a volunteer dollar impact value at $26.40 per hour! Meaning if you volunteer one hour a week for a year, you will have contributed the equivalent of $1372.80 to your community!

Visit to make change in your community now!

Skills: advocacy, clerical, court mandated, education, finance, food prep, in-kind, legal, marketing, medical, non-profit professional, physical labour, skilled labour, social, technology, and video
Causes: animals, arts and culture, basic needs, community, crime and safety, crises, disaster response, education, employment, environment, family, health, housing, income, veterans, and mental wellness.