7th Annual Handbags for Hope Auction & More

Join us on October 12, for an exciting evening of fashion and compassion as we auction hundreds of designer bags and more. Proceeds benefit United Way of Greater Greensboro efforts to reduce poverty in our community. We are need of volunteers to help with set up, greeting, registration, inventory, and more. Click here to sign up today!


Come decorate your car’s trunk and hand out candy or healthy treats to children in our community. This opportunity will take place on October 30th from 2-4 p.m. in United Way’s parking lot. To host a candy or healthy treat drive, reserve a space for your trunk, or volunteer, click here .


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.