Come volunteer with us!

Volunteers play a vital role in our fight against poverty in the Bay Area. We always need more volunteers to help make the biggest impact with our core programs and community partners.

Here are some exciting upcoming opportunities:

  backpack_photo.jpgDonate backpacks and supplies in time for school!

 Our backpack drive was extended to the end of September! You can also see our very own COO, Eric McDonnell talk about our backpack drive on KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area here.


 matchBridgeLogo.jpgOur MatchBridge program is looking for ongoing volunteers! Support Bay Area youth in work-based learning. Click here to learn more.


Check out the volunteer calendar for more opportunities.

Volunteer Spotlight


Candy signed up to volunteer for the 2011 tax season, not knowing if a tax program would be the right fit. Little did she know that her love for educating and empowering people would be just the passion she needed to be a great volunteer. Read more.

For Corporations

If your company is interested in implementing a workplace volunteer program, learn more here.






Other Ways to Get Involved

Interested in collecting donations to support United Way's programs? See our partner agency Wish Lists so your group knows exactly what they need.


Ready to lend a hand?

We want you. We need you. And we’ll roll out the red carpet for volunteers like you! Lend a hand with United Way’s poverty-cutting programs or with nonprofits in our community. Only with your help can we cut Bay Area poverty.