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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

Kids Vision for Life St. Louis provides services to children, including vision screenings, eye exams and prescription eyewear for students in the St. Louis area. Volunteers are needed at various local schools to conduct vision screenings.

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Join a Group

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.

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.

Spire’s Three-Wheel Derby

September 26th - 3:00pm-5:00pm

Spire’s Three-Wheel Derby features teams of four dressed in their most creative, head-to-toe attire as they race to the finish line on adult-sized tricycles. This event is open to the public.

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.