Volunteers are the heart of United Way.

Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. 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.

We have several episodic and long-term volunteer opportunities for individuals and small groups.

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

Be a caring adult for a child in our community to help them 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.

Serve on a committee

Volunteers who serve on United Way committees make a meaningful impact in our community by helping to make investment decisions, ensure financial integrity, and lead strategy. View a list of committees and descriptions.

Become a VITA Volunteer

United Way leads Volunteer Income Tax Assistance services in Greensboro. We team up with the IRS and nonprofit partners to offer tax prep services January-April each year. 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

Teams of community volunteers review and recommend how United Way of Greater Greensboro can create the most significant impact. Their recommendations inform United Way’s investments in local health and human service programs.

United Way has three Impact Councils that evaluate programs that align in the areas of Education, Income & Resources, and Health. United Way also evaluates programs applying for funding through the Bryan Foundation and Community Enrichment Venture Grant.

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

Build Storytime Packs

Help children and families discover a love of reading together. This is a great volunteer activity for small groups. Learn more in our brochure.

For more information, contact Traci McLemore at 336-378-6616.


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