Think about what matters to you, and be selective about where you spend your time. Choosing opportunities that make you feel good while helping others builds stronger communities, and enriches your own life at the same time.
United Way and its partner agencies work with volunteers regularly to develop the best opportunities for youth, busy working adults and seniors to serve. When you work with your local United Way you can feel confident about the quality of the opportunity you choose and about the organization you donate your time to support.
Research causes that are important to you
Whether it’s helping children achieve their potential, helping families become financially stable, or ensuring the homeless receive the support they need, find out what cause is closest to your heart and make a difference.
Consider the skills you have to offer
Would you like to write an agency’s newsletter? Would you like to coach a basketball team? Would you enjoy preparing taxes for low-income families? Or would you rather build a house? Find something you enjoy doing and enhance your skills through volunteering.
Don’t over-commit your schedule
Stick to a volunteering schedule that makes sense for you and leaves you time to enjoy the activity.
Consider volunteering as a family
Group volunteering is a wonderful way to bond with your family or co-workers. Not only will you create lasting memories, but you will help someone in need.