VOLUNTEER

Host a MeaningFULL Meals Summer Food Drive

During the summer months, many children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. You can make a difference. We’re partnering with BackPack Beginnings again this summer to help stock United Way’s Mentoring Matter-supported school food pantries and other Title 1 schools from July 1 to August 9. Join us in helping local children by donating food.  

Most needed items include microwaveable Chef Boyardee meals, rice, peanut butter, ready to eat soups, boxed cereal, and individually wrapped snacks. Make it easy and order from our Amazon Wishlist – CLICK HERE. 

Please drop off all food donations at United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, NC 27405 by August 9. Donations are accepted Monday through Thursday from 9a.m. to 4:30p.m. or Sat. August 3 from 10 a.m. to 12p.m. or on Mon., August 5 from 5p.m. to 6p.m.

Start making a difference today! Access the food drive toolkit and details to find out more. 

Start Food Drive

For questions, please contact Holly Beck at holly.beck@unitedwaysgso.org

Individual and Small Group Volunteering

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.

One-time Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with us for MLK Day of Service, (January), National Volunteer Week (April), Juneteenth (June) Day of Action (June), MeaningFULL Meals (July), Trunk-or-Treat (October) or at many of our special events throughout the year. To learn more, call us at 336-378-6600.

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.

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. For more information about serving on an Impact Council or grant committee, contact Carie Barrow at 336-378-6613 or carie.barrow@unitedwaygso.org.

Corporate Volunteering

Employee volunteer programs are more than a “feel good” venture. Including volunteerism as a component of your company’s corporate social responsibility and engagement strategy has measurable benefits.

Make United Way a part of your strategy. Engage employees in volunteerism during MLK Day of Service, (January), National Volunteer Week (April), Juneteenth (June), Day of Action (June), MeaningFULL Meals (July), Trunk-or-Treat (October) or at many of our special events throughout the year. Consider hosting a volunteer service project during your United Way workplace campaign. Contact your workplace campaign account manager to explore the possibilities or call us at 336-378-6600.

Strategic Leadership – Committees & Councils

The United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors (UWGG Board) is the governing body of the organization and provides leadership and governance for all community impact strategies, investments, financial management and fundraising activities. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to J’Wel Vaughan at Jwel.vaughan@unitedwaygso.org

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OF SERVICE, JANUARY

United Way of Greater Greensboro provides a variety of volunteer drives and volunteer opportunities to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in January every year.

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK, APRIL 21-27

Every National Volunteer Week, United Way of Greater Greensboro and the Strategic Partner agencies provide you with a variety of ways to give and volunteer your time.

JUNETEENTH/DAY OF ACTION, JUNE 15

On June 15th, join thousands of people across the world volunteering on United Way’s annual Day of Action.

MEANINGFULL MEALS, JULY

Many local students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. In the summer, many children often do not have the same access to a nutritious meal and go hungry. Be part of the solution and support MeaningFULL meals in July 2024.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT, OCTOBER

Join thousands of local children and families in United Way’s parking lot, which will be filled with decorated vehicles with their trunks open handing out candy, supplies, and so much more. You can volunteer to help support this event, hold a candy or supply drive, or volunteer to host a trunk!