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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

Volunteers are needed at the Angel Boutique thrift store for sorting, pricing, organizing and checkout. All proceeds from sales directly support Guardian Angel Settlement Association's childcare and social services programs.

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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
Women’s Leadership Society Kickoff

July 18th - 7:30am-9:00am

Join women from across the region for an inspiring morning celebrating our community impact. The United Way Women’s Leadership Society kickoff breakfast brings together philanthropy-minded leaders for conversation, connection and empowerment.

Leadership Societies
Multicultural Leadership Society Kickoff

July 25th - 5:30pm-7:30pm

Kick off United Way’s 2019 campaign with the Multicultural Leadership Society at the Missouri History Museum to celebrate our region’s rich diversity. We’ll enjoy delicious food, drinks and a lively cultural performance. Build relationships with new and old friends and get an after-hours opportunity to explore and experience the Museum’s “Flores Mexicanas” exhibit by Alfredo […]

Leadership Societies
Women’s Leadership Society: Let’s Do Lunch

August 7th - 11:30am-1:00pm

Grab a seat at the table Wednesday, August 7, with members of United Way’s Women’s Leadership Society. Our generous hostesses are eager to get to know you over lunch (and a few happy hours!). Don’t miss the opportunity to grow your professional and personal connections with like-minded, community-driven and passionate women in one of nearly […]

Leadership Societies
Men’s Leadership Society Kickoff

August 15th - 5:00pm-8:00pm

Tee off United Way’s campaign with the Men’s Leadership Society at St. Louis’ favorite sports entertainment complex: Topgolf! Topgolf features fun and competitive golf games, climate-controlled playing “bays” and unlimited play. Join us for dinner, dessert, drinks and the chance to win a three-month platinum membership to Topgolf.

UniGroup’s 5K + Family Fun Day

September 14th - 9:00am

Join UniGroup for their 5K + Family Fun Day for a morning of running, music, bubbles and fun! The flat and fast course winds through Fenton neighborhood streets and parks. Enjoy the Bubble Bus, petting zoo, live music by the Tailgators, food trucks and more.

INSPIRE Fashion Show

October 4th - 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.