Volunteers

United Way of Western CT brings volunteers together to create stronger, happier communities

Volunteering changes lives and builds happier, stronger communities.

Last year, United Way of Western Connecticut mobilized 1,800+ volunteers who logged in more than 8,100 hours helping the communities we serve.

People volunteered in a variety of ways—from reading to at-risk preschool children to delivering food to seniors during the pandemic. Here are the ways we are supporting volunteerism in our communities:

   

 

 

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERISM
More than ever, employees are interested in making an impact in their communities.Through events such as Day of Action and activities created just for your work site--such as assembling literacy kits--United Way makes it easy for company employees to be vital contributors to the life of the community while still working full-time. >>Learn more

 


 

 

 

READY, SET, LET'S READ
Places volunteer readers in preschools to support early literacy and learning. Twenty one volunteers connected with 600 preschoolers last year.  >>Learn more

 


 

SENIORS ADD VALUABLE EXPERIENCE (SAVE)
Places senior volunteers in Danbury City Departments and nonprofit agencies. Seniors who complete 100 hours of service receive a $700 property tax credit.  >>Learn More

 


 

NOTICE: GET CONNECTED HOSTED BY UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CT WILL CEASE OPERATIONS on MAY 30, 2021

On behalf of United Way of Western Connecticut, we thank you for your past interest and volunteer service as coordinated via Get Connected.

Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to support the Get Connected platform, and operations on the site will cease May 30, 2021. The site will no longer be accessible, and all user and agency data stored within the site will be deleted by that date.

Both Users and Agency Managers can generate exports of their data for download.

  •     Users may manage their data by logging into their account, and then selecting "Edit Account" to view and export information pertaining to service hours, agency responses, and related information. (screenshot)
  •     Similarly, Agency Managers can log-in and export information related to their responses and needs. (screenshot)

United Way's commitment to volunteerism and community service remains strong and we will continue to support the needs of our local agencies and volunteers. We greatly appreciate your interest in volunteering, and thank you for your service to our community.

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