Help feed children and families through the MeaningFULL Meals Summer Nutrition Project!

United Way, The Volunteer Center and Backpack Beginnings are collecting food to feed children and families over the summer while school is out. Collections can be delivered to Backpack Beginnings or Wiley Elementary School. See what items are needed and download a flyer to share with friends and co-workers.


Volunteers are the heart of United Way.

Volunteering can help you make a difference in someone’s life, learn or develop skills, improve your health, gain work experience, and even improves the likelihood that children will volunteer as an adult to name a few.

Below are several examples of short-term and long-term opportunities to make an impact.

One-time Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us during United Way Week of Caring (April), Day of Action (June) or at a special event. All year, you can find individual volunteer opportunities with our partner The Volunteer Center of Greensboro.

Become a mentor

Help children in our community succeed in school and in life. Mentoring a child requires a longer-term relationship that can fit your availability. Learn more about our Mentoring Matters initiative and search volunteer mentor opportunities.

Become a VITA Volunteer

You can help low- to-moderate income families keep their hard earned money by preparing and filing tax returns as a VITA volunteer. Learn more about our VITA work and how to volunteer.

Impact Councils & Grant Committees

Be a part of a team that reviews and recommends how United Way of Greater Greensboro can create the most significant impact. Their recommendations inform United Way’s investments in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs.

For more information about serving on an Impact Council or grant committee, contact Frank McCain at 336-378-6609 or Frank.McCain@UnitedWayGSO.org


Volunteering in the workplace is more than a “feel good” venture.


Volunteers are the backbone of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s work.