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Community Programs

Ride United

The Ride United program offers free transportation to and from local food pantries for low-income, elderly and disabled individuals.  The program was originally established in Fort Atkinson, and as a result of generous campaign support, has grown to also provide service Jefferson and Whitewater.

Ride United provided 545 free rides in 2017!

Ride United sign

United Grove Community Garden

United Grove Community Garden is located in Fort Atkinson, on the 600 block of Maple & Grove Streets, across from Jones Park. The community garden offers 40 plots to local gardeners each growing season. United Grove provides gardeners with space, water and opportunities to learn from fellow gardeners. Many of our generous United Grove gardeners often donate excess produce to the Fort Atkinson Food Pantry. Local volunteers, Deborah Gressle & Craig Ficenec, donate their time to serve as the coordinators of United Grove.

Quick Facts:

  • Plots available: 10×10 ($10) or 10×20 ($20)
  • New gardeners must meet with the garden coordinators prior to beginning their growing
  • All gardeners are required to sign a “gardener contract”

Please visit the United Grove Community Garden Facebook page to stay up to date on garden happenings! We are now taking registrations for plots for the 2018 gardening season! Please see the registration form and gardener contracts below. Plots are assigned on a first-come first serve basis (forms and a check/cash can be mailed to our United Way office).

2018 United Grove Registration Form
2018 Gardener Agreement

United Grove Brochure
United Grove Brochure (Spanish)

Thank you, Jones Dairy Farm for the generous sponsorship to support the installation of the beautiful United Grove sign!


Volunteer Platform

United Way’s volunteer platform – found at www.volunteermain.com – is a free, online volunteer resource available to any organization or individual throughout Jefferson County & Whitewater. In partnership with Jefferson County, the platform was launched in October 2015.  Contact our office if you have questions about how to register, how to post volunteer needs, how to find volunteer needs or want more information on the amazing features the platform provides.

Our goal is to be the most engaged community in Wisconsin!

Quick Facts:

  • 32 active organizations posting volunteer needs
  • 45 current volunteer opportunities
  • 8,190 agency views in the past 12 months
  • 8,638 user views in the past 12 months

Volunteermain.com poster