Volunteer Individually

Volunteer at MLK Day of Service

Volunteering mobilizes the caring power of our community through hands-on action to make an immediate difference to our neighbors and a better place for us all.  United Way of the Greater Triangle can help you get involved in our community whether you’re looking to spend an afternoon reading with students, organize a food drive at your office, mentor a social innovation start-up or bring your colleagues together for a team-building day.

Find individual volunteer opportunities here.


Volunteer as a Company or Group

Volunteering is critical to ensuring the success of United Way of the Greater Triangle’s work, PLUS it strengthens teams, builds leaders, and enhances your corporate citizenship efforts.  We offer a variety of opportunities to fit your group’s interests and schedules.  From opportunities at your office to participating in community events, we will work with you to create a volunteering plan that fits your needs and ensures your team is helping make a positive impact on our community. 

In-House projects: Let us bring volunteering to you!  From assembling weekend meal packages to creating literacy kits, we can help your team make a difference in our community on your schedule.  A full list of In-House project options can be viewed here.


Community Events

First Citizens Bank employees volunteer for the Day of Caring with UW partner agency, Learning Together

United Way of the Greater Triangle hosts quarterly in-community volunteer events, uniting volunteers from Durham, Johnston, Wake, and Orange counties to make a difference for their neighbors.  These projects can:  accept large groups, offer team-building and networking opportunities, and are planned and managed by United Way staff.  They include:

  • MLK Day of Service
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Day of Action
  • Day of Caring

Read more about these events here.



Collection Drives

Capitol Broadcasting Company holds a flash drive for tuna

Getting books into the hands of a child learning to read, or diapers to a new mom so she can go to work, can make a lasting difference in the life of the recipient.  Collection Drives ensure that material needs are met, and are a great way to bring our work to your office.  We’ve created specific toolkits to help you meet literacy, hunger, and workforce development issues in the Triangle:

Only have a short time to invest in a drive?  Our Flash Drive toolkit is for you!  Choose one item to collect with your team and see how much of it you can collect in three days or less. Click here to learn more.