United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad, is promoting volunteerism on United Way’s Day of Action, June 21. Clean up MLK Drive with us on June 21, 9-10:30 a.m. Can’t make it? Host a clean-up of your own? Click here to learn more and sign up.

Members of United Way’s Family Success Centers always appreciate a little extra help purchasing items for their families that they cannot buy with food stamps, Medicaid, or health insurance spending accounts. The majority of our members are women, most heading single-parent households, and they struggle with period poverty. This term describes the inequities related to menstruation and is a challenge both locally and globally. Please consider hosting a drive by July 30 to support members of our Family Success Center! To learn more and sign up, click here.

In the summer months, many local children do not have access to nutritious meals and go hungry. You are invited to be part of the solution by hosting a MeaningFULL Meals summer food drive this July. Thanks to BackPack Beginnings and The Volunteer Center of the Triad for their partnership on this impactful annual event. Learn more and sign up here.

Looking for a fun and safe way to make a difference for local families? Host a Summer Handbag Drive! Collect gently used designer handbags in your neighborhood, faith community or with friends or co-workers to help United Way END poverty. To learn more and 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 Trunk or Treat (October), National Volunteer Week (April), Day of Action (June), MeaningFULL Meals (July) 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.

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 Frank McCain at 336-378-6609 or frank.mccain@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 National Volunteer Week (April), Day of Action (June), MeaningFULL Meals (July) or at a special event. 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. For more information about serving on the Board of Directors, contact Antionette Enudu at antionette.enudu@unitedwaygso.org or 336-378-5083.


On or around June 21, join thousands of people across the world volunteering on United Way’s annual Day of Action.


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 2021.


In addition to the on-site service projects, this annual event includes a United Way Mentoring Matters fair, kid’s area, nonprofit fair, scavenger hunt and student performances.


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