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Volunteer

Did you know? More than 3,000 kindergarteners in Lucas County show up unprepared each year.

At United Way, we depend on passionate, caring volunteers to come together and help solve big community issues like this.

How can YOU get involved?

There are many opportunities to volunteer in our local community, and when you partner with United Way,
your work is multiplied. Join a United Way Affinity Group, Volunteer with your company, or simply CLICK HERE to get started!                                                                                                   

Join an Affinity Group

Since 2001, groups of passionate, dedicated volunteers have joined forces to form volunteer networks, raise money, and create impact
in targeted segments of our community. Today, nearly 800 volunteers partner with United Way to positively influence the direction of
our collective work with a focus on a specific segment of our population. Click below to join one today!

Cost of Poverty Experience

Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a hands-on poverty simulation that allows participants to role play through various scenarios based on real-life examples. By encountering barriers and being forced to make tough decisions, participants gain a greater awareness of the daily realities for many low to moderate income families in our community. The simulation lasts approximately two hours and can be provided to groups with up to 120 people. Intrested in learning more about COPE? Click here to view our one pager!

Would you like the Cost of Poverty Experience to come to your company or agency? Take a minute to fill out our request form! To view Cost of Poverty Experience MOU, click here.

Questions? Please contact Madison Gornek at madison.gornek@unitedwaytoledo.org or 419-254-4715.

Corporate Volunteering

We can help customize a plan to establish or enhance your employee volunteer program! Or if you are just interested in participating in a
United Way Day of Caring, we can help with that too. You'll be in good company. Just contact us or for more information, visit our Corporate Employee Page.

Volunteering in the Community

United Way of Greater Toledo partners with hundreds of organizations that are
bringing positive change across our community. Each of these organizations plays an important
part in helping achieve United Way's Live United 2020 Goals in Education, Income, and Health.

To view the full list of partner organizations that you can volunteer with, click here.

Still haven't found the perfect fit? Contact us at volunteer@unitedwaytoledo.org or 419-244-3063!