VOLUNTEER

Volunteer During National Volunteer Week!

Monday 4/22/24

10am-11:30am BackPack Beginnings Volunteer in the warehouse to sort food donations and assemble food bags for Guilford County students. Sign up here.

Tuesday 4/23/24

**FULL**11am-1pm Cerebral Palsy Association Volunteers needed to beautify the play area outside of the school by making it clean and safe for our infants and toddlers with special needs. Sign Up Here.

**FULL** 4pm-6:30pm One Step Further Market Shopping Grocery Distribution – Help needed with unloading the delivery truck, packing, sorting, and stocking food.  Sign up here.

Wednesday 4/24/24

**FULL**9am- 11am Craft Activity for Raising a Reader Program Help make bookmarks for preschool children to take home over the summer. Sign Up Here.

2pm-4pm One Step Further Market Shopping– Assist shoppers with their groceries, greeting, registration, or check-in/check-out at this local food pantry that serves about 550 individuals each month. Service choice and online shopping available. Sign up here.

Thursday 4/25/24

**FULL** 10am-11:30am BackPack Beginnings Volunteer in the warehouse to sort food donations and assemble food bags for Guilford County students. Sign up here.

**FULL** 12:00-3:30pm Habitat for Humanity Construction Work Skilled or unskilled volunteers needed to help build a home.

Friday 4/26/24

10am-12pm Family Success Center The Family Success Center helps low-income families further their education and acquire the skills necessary to secure and maintain sustainable employment and improve their overall well-being. Help create a shopping experience for guests by organizing donated clothes. so donated clothes feel like new.  Sign up here.

Ongoing Volunteer Needs for Individuals

Senior Resources Deliver Meals to Seniors. Many local seniors are homebound and struggle to obtain healthy meals. Hundreds have no one to talk with or check on them on a regular basis. When volunteers come to the door with a hot meal Monday through Friday, the food and visit help these seniors stay healthy and independent longer. Sign up here.

 Operation Xcel Mentors needed for school children. Make a difference in the lives of hundreds of children and their families by helping to tutor students. Be a part of a not-for-profit team that is passionate to inspire learners to excel in every area of their lives and make meaningful changes in the world. Sign up here.

Drives

Raising a Reader  Help prevent summer learning loss with summer enrichment packs for preschoolers entering Kindergarten and allow their education to continue at home with teacher-recommended supplies and activities.  See Amazon Wishlist  HERE.

If what you are looking for is full or you would like to explore additional volunteer opportunities, please contact Holly Beck at holly.beck@unitedwaygso.org or call 336-378-5022.

Cozy for a Cause: Blanket Drive for Movie Night

One of United Way of Greater Greensboro initiatives, Raising a Reader (RAR), helps youth develop reading skills, while incorporating parents and care givers as supporters. RAR supports preschool children in local Title One schools. They are partnering with the Central Greensboro Library in a number of ways. Because some families have difficultly physically getting to the library, the library offers free virtual experiences like daily live story times, prerecorded read-alouds, and thousands of free movies to keep children reading and learning.

United Way of Greater Greensboro wants to offer 121 children in the RAR program a chance to have a warm movie night at home with their family. We are looking for donations of blankets to provide a snack and blanket for their free movie time with the virtual library event. This fosters spending time together and practicing the skill of retelling the movie or story, recalling events during the movie or story, and just having fun together. 

Be a part of this event by donating a blanket or two. Donations can be dropped off at United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville ST Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Or order from Amazon easily by CLICKING HERE.  

For more information contact Mary Catherine Bero at marycatherine.bero@unitedwaygso.org.

 

Blooming Together: Volunteer to Help Beautify the Gardens for Refugees

One of United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Strategic Partners, New Arrivals Institute, assists refugees and immigrants from all over the world to become self-sufficient and US Citizens through education. They have an on-site community garden and need volunteer help. Garden and help our new neighbors feel welcome. For more information and to sign up CLICK HERE. 

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!