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When we embrace opportunities to help each other, we remove barriers toward progress. We build a stronger community with a promising future. Unite with us.


Opportunities for You

United Way’s Volunteer Center is our region’s main resource for volunteering. Whether it’s planting a garden, reading to children, or sharing your expertise on a nonprofit board, there’s a role that’s right for you.

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Featured Opportunity

Did you know that each year 90,000 St. Louis area children can't afford basic school supplies? KidSmart's mission is to empower children in need to succeed in school by providing free essential tools for learning. Volunteers are needed to help sort, count and pack school supplies to be delivered to classrooms throughout the St. Louis area.

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At United Way, we pride ourselves on bringing diverse groups of people together to take on our community’s most pressing issues. Get started with one of our groups below.

Join a Leadership Society

Connect with other passionate, community-focused philanthropists who want to serve St. Louis and develop as leaders for change.

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Just getting started in your career and looking to plug in to your community? GenNext connects St. Louis’ young professionals with meaningful volunteer opportunities and a network of like-minded peers.

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Student United Way

Student United Way helps local college students create powerful connections between their campus and the Greater St. Louis community, connect with leaders and organizations, and develop professional skills.

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United Way Teen

United Way Teen invites high school students to get involved and give back by learning about the issues and needs within their community, and identifying ways to create positive change.

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We’d Love to Meet You

Our events are a chance to get to know us better, connect with like-minded change-makers, learn about issues in the community—and have some fun, too.

Leadership Societies
INSPIRE Fashion Show

October 5th - 6:00pm-12:00am

Don’t miss this fall’s fashion-forward party! Join us for a fabulous night of fashion, fundraising and fun featuring beautiful couture from around the world, gifts for purchase from local designers and retailers, and stylish volunteers walking the catwalk to benefit our community through United Way of Greater St. Louis. After the show, the fun continues […]

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Leadership Societies
Serving St. Louis Sand Volleyball Tournament

September 29th - 10:00am-3:00pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to step up to the net for a good cause! Grab five friends and join United Way for a fun-filled afternoon of sand volleyball. Each ticket includes unlimited food and drink (well drinks and draft beers), live entertainment, and each player will receive an event t-shirt. Plus all proceeds will provide […]

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