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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

Come help the Gateway Region YMCA at the annual Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. As a part of the festivities, the YMCA will be hosting the Earth Day Global Cardboard Challenge. Volunteers are needed to assist children with creating cardboard creations from their imaginations.

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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.

A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett

April 9th - 6:00pm-7:15pm

In partnership with United Way of Greater St. Louis, author and musician Peter Buffett, youngest son of Warren Buffett, will host a “Concert & Conversation” on Tuesday, April 9. This live concert will bring leaders, students and residents from around the region together for a rewarding evening of music and conversation around transforming communities.

Power of the Purse

April 25th - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Bring your gal pals for ladies’ night out at the fifth annual Power of the Purse, hosted by United Way’s Southwest Illinois Division! Enjoy delicious food from Bella Milano, a cash bar, a silent and live purse auction and our fashion showcase of designer handbags – modeled by our fantastic male volunteers – all to […]