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 holiday season:

Holiday gift bag drive
LIVE UNITED this holiday season by joining us in adopting families, seniors and children in need through our holiday gift bag campaign. Sign up below to gain access to resources sure to make your campaign a great success! All bags need to be ready and dropped off to a United Way of the Bay Area office by December 17th. Register for more details.

Holiday Gift Bag Drive Sign-Up


 More Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Live_United_New_Years.jpgStart the New Year right! Volunteer at one of our featured January opportunities like the Alameda Homeless Count and MLK Freedom March! Or browse our calendar for more 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, learn more here.






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.