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 volunteers from ages 11-93 logged in more than 15,500 hours helping the communities we serve.

People volunteered in a variety of ways—from giving out fresh food at our Mobile Food Pantries, to reading to at-risk preschool children. 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

 


 

 

YOUTH VOLUNTEERS CORPS
Brings youth ages 11 through 18 together to complete community service projects. The youth gain leadership skills while learning about social and environmental issues. >>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

 


 

SEARCH GET CONNECTED
Search for volunteer opportunities across Western Connecticut, and even track your hours and impact with our Get Connected portal!
>>Set up an account (PDF)   >>Log in and search local volunteer opportunities across Western CT