Volunteer At-Home Opportunities

Greater Twin Cities United Way is excited to offer these Volunteer At-Home Opportunities! Please refer to the corresponding PDF for project instructions and drop-off information.

United Way Action Day 2021


School Supply Packs

Assemble School Supply Packs that will be distributed to students during United Way’s Action Day 2021.

To signup, please email Cayleigh.Edwards@gtcuw.org with the number of school supply packs you plan to make.

United Way Action Day, August 8, 2018.
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Cards for Students and Teachers

Write a card to a student or teacher on their first day of school.

Featured Projects

  • Image of a card with an upbeat message

    Cards for Meals on Wheels Recipients

    Provide handmade greeting cards to recipients of meals from Meals on Wheels.

  • Red flower in a white vase

    Plant a Smile

    This Stay-At-Home, family-friendly volunteer project puts a smile on the face of someone who is isolated during this difficult time. When you decorate a flowerpot and add a bulb for a blooming plant, you spread joy in the community!

Brown paper bags filled with healthy snacks for children in afterschool programs.

Healthy Snack Packs

This family-friendly project provides a healthy snack for children.

Volunteer United Playground Volunteer

Volunteer Match

Check out additional individual and family volunteer opportunities!

Questions about at-home volunteering or projects?

Please reach out to Cayleigh Edwards, Cayleigh.Edwards@gtcuw.org, for help or additional information.

Get Volunteer United Updates

If you’d like to be in the loop about all of our offerings for individuals and groups, sign up.

Your Safety is Our Concern 

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-19 situation and do our best to help keep our community healthy.