Making real change requires people to come together to support one another.
That's what United Way does, by facilitating volunteerism in each of the 1,100 communities we serve.
Across 37 countries and territories, people volunteer in their own backyards through United Way. It's global reach, with local impact.
Whether it's leading a food drive, offering mentoring or tutoring, or helping a senior citizen file their taxes,
each of us can take actions to help our communities be stronger, more resilient places where everyone can thrive.
Find your local United Way here to connect with meaningful volunteering opportunities.
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United Way Day of Action
Each year on and around June 21, tens of thousands of people in hundreds of communities around the world come together for United Way's Day of Action. It's a global volunteering activity, where people can take a small step to make a big difference. For some, it’s stuffing backpacks full of books to encourage reading and improve early literacy. For others, it’s planting community gardens to foster civic pride and promote affordable, healthy eating. For United Way, Day of Action mirrors the work that we do all year long, building stronger, more equitable communities where everyone can thrive.
Tulsa Day of Caring 2023
September 15, 2023, the 32nd annual Day of Caring united 4,026 volunteers from 95 organizations in a monumental effort, completing over 275 service projects. The Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) Day of Caring Food Drive saw 144 dedicated volunteers at various donation sites collecting 25,000 pounds of food, generously donated by 1,136 contributors. Tulsa Area United Way's The Day of Caring exemplifies an enduring volunteer spirit and our commitment to strengthening and uplifting communities. You can learn more in this video created by Wick Media in partnership with TAUW.