Greater Twin Cities United Way is concerned about the health and safety of everyone in our community. The impact of COVID-19 has limited in-person gatherings, including with our nonprofit partners. Needs for in-person volunteers will vary across nonprofits. Unfortunately, participation in any in-person activities, including volunteering, will increase the risk of virus transmission. If you choose to volunteer in person, please work with the nonprofit to be sure that appropriate safety measures are in place, such as compliance with the latest CDC guidelines. If such measures are not in place, you are not comfortable with accepting the increased risk posed by volunteering in person, or you are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, you should not volunteer in person. We will continue to monitor the COVID-10 situation and do our best to help keep our community healthy.

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Find a Project That’s Right for you

Volunteer United offers a huge variety of volunteer opportunities year-round. In addition to the hundreds of opportunities we offer through our agency partners, United Way hosts unique community-wide volunteer projects in the greater Twin Cities area.

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    Make Education Accessible

    You can help all kids in our community reach their full potential by volunteering your time as a tutor, helping out at a school, or being a mentor.
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    Featured: Home For Good

    Together, we can ensure all families and individuals transitioning to stable housing have the essential household supplies needed for a safe and permanent home.
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    Feed Our Community

    Whether you are harvesting a community garden, stocking a food shelf, or serving food at a meal program, you can help local families struggling with hunger.

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We Love our Volunteers

We are so lucky to have volunteers as dedicated as you. With you, we can transform the Twin Cities, one hour at a time. Thank you for being part of the solution.

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Planning a volunteer event for your company or group?

Our free service connects you and your family, groups or workplace to fun, meaningful opportunities.

We are a free, full-service resource for companies and organizations who want to engage their staff and groups with the community. We offer volunteer coordination and organization for schools, colleges, churches, scouts and groups of any size. We make it easy to make a difference.

Email us to get started: VolunteerUnited@gtcuw.org

Visit the Ambassador Portal Volunteer Section to get planning resources.