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.

Exciting opportunities this NEW YEAR:

Log-UnitedWeRead-web.jpgParticipate in our UNITED We Read campaign, focusing on providing children access to books that reflect a wide range of cultural backgrounds. See how you can participate on social media, too!


war-poverty.jpgCheck out our featured volunteer opportunities to participate in our #UnitedWeRead literacy events! You can also browse our calendar for more volunteer options - we are constantly adding so check back often.


I_Heart_Taxes_plain.jpgVolunteer with Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) for a long-term opportunity starting in the New Year! Show your community some love, one tax return at a time! Sign up for more information EKS at  


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


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, please contact Sarah Burton at sburton[at]

Click here for a special sponsorship and volunteer opportunity in February, 2015 for our United We Read campaign.






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.