Engage & Volunteer
Whether you want to learn more about the work being done to improve our community, attend events to support that work, or role up your sleeves and do some of that work yourself, United Way offers a variety of opportunities to connect your passion to a purpose!
At United Way, we want to make it easy for individuals to learn more about the causes, areas of the city, and activities that interest them. We are the go-to partner for helping individuals and employees learn about our community, engage in change making opportunities, and connect with other like-minded Waymakers™.
IMPACT BUS TOURS
Impact Bus Tours are a 4-hour experience for you and your colleagues to learn about 2-3 United Way community partner organizations. You will get to tour the space, hear from community leaders and learn more about how you can be a part of the work. Impact Bus Tours can include an on-site volunteer opportunity, if desired.
REAL LIFE, REAL CHOICES
Real Life Real Choices provides you and your colleagues with information about the current state of poverty in our region. United Way leads participants through a simulation in which they must make the tough choices that families living in poverty are forced to make each and every day. This experience includes discussion time and allows participants to share their thoughts and reactions.
Your colleagues will have the opportunity to learn with and from 3 nonprofit leaders during a moderated panel discussion.
OFFSITE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
United Way can plan a volunteer event at one site or multiple sites for you and your colleagues to roll up your sleeves and get to work helping our nonprofit partners.
ONSITE VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
If you would like to create a volunteer experience at your office, we can bring this experience to you! United way can set up an onsite volunteer experience so your teammates don’t have to leave the office to do good. Volunteer activities may include: assembling impact kits, creating welcome signs for families new to the United States, making blankets for new moms and more.
United Way can coordinate a supply drive for your employees and a nonprofit partner to accept the delivery. Many partners like to create competitions between teams, floors, departments, etc. This can also include a drop-off presentation/celebration with the nonprofit partner that receives the supplies.