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!


 Summer_Jobs_logo.jpgIt's that time of year again! Help youth get work-ready at the Summer Jobs+ Youth Resource Fair on April 11. Click here to sign up! You can also browse our calendar for more opportunities.



 SparkPoint Skyline is looking for a volunteer to help 10 hours a week with filing, calling, and other administrative support through April. If you're interested in helping out, contact sburton(at) for more information.

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]







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.