United Way’s volunteer opportunities are hands-on experiences that help participants better understand the issues our communities face—and tangible opportunities to become a part of the solution.

By donating your time and energy in the community—at places such as farms, schools, and other nonprofits—you’ll play an active role in bringing about change from the ground up.

Learn about upcoming opportunities on our volunteer page.

Businesses and corporations can put their values into action by offering on- or offsite volunteer opportunities to their employees, which build teamwork and create a strong sense of camaraderie. For more info on workplace volunteering, contact


Looking for a way to use your skills to help others in today’s world of social distancing?

We need you and your talents for a variety of skills-based virtual volunteering opportunities, including:

  • Reading to the visually impaired via video chat
  • Scanning and editing books
  • Transcribing and tagging Library of Congress and information
  • Providing career advice, mentoring, and mock interviews to students through a virtual platform
  • Assisting with text chats for crisis and survivor support sites
  • And much, much more!

Here’s a full list of opportunities. Become a Valiant Virtual Volunteer today!



Are you looking for a way for your co-workers to give back, but can’t get out of the office?  Consider our Volunteer To Go Program!  You can complete these projects as part of staff retreats/trainings or even over a lunch hour.  You pick the project and we take care of the rest.  We will even custom make a kit to fit your company.  Projects include: Literacy Kits, Bagged Lunches, Comfort Kits, STEM kits, and much more.  A donation is required to pay for project materials. 

Please contact for more information.


Help the 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline follow up with people in need who received services, schedule tax appointments and more. For more information, contact Sue Poandl at or


As a mentor with our Workforce Development Program, you will help clients joining the workforce through our “21 Work Day Challenge.” This program is a combination job preparation training and work experience where you are paired with a participant from day one to support and encourage them on their journey.  Mentor duties include: checking in with participant, acting as a cheer leader, and giving employment guidance.  Mentors must to commit to a minimum of 3 months.

Please contact for more information.


No one can create change alone. But together, we can do more in the community. Many employees see volunteering as a way to further career goals while making an impact. Schedule a volunteer event with your workplace by contacting your United Way representative or emailing us at

With agency partners across the region, United Way volunteers help non-profits in every community and broaden our community service impact in central Maryland.

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