One Day Opportunities
These signature volunteer experiences are ideal for corporate teams, individuals, or families. Each was specifically created to maximize impact during a limited time.
Board Connection (Spring) If you've ever thought about bringing your expertise, commitment and leadership to the board of directors of a non-profit organization, Board Connection makes it easy to find the right fit. The largest event of its kind, Board Connection lets you speak to representatives from more than 75 non-profit organizations in Greater Boston and the Merrimack Valley.
Community Baby Shower (Spring)
Connect expectant families with the resources that foster healthy child development. This annual event, made possible by dozens of individual, corporate and Women's Initiative volunteers, distributes clothing, books and important information about brain development, early literacy, nutrition and community resources for parents.
Season of Service (Fall)
Formerly Community Care Day, this flexible season of corporate volunteerism mobilizes groups of seven or more to help United Way-partner agencies throughout our region. From painting to assembling literacy kids, groups can choose from a variety of one-day hands-on experiences in community centers, early childhood programs, youth centers and other organizations.
Thanksgiving Project (Fall)
Celebrate the spirit of the holidays by volunteering to feed more than 7,000 struggling families. Individuals, families and groups are needed to run food drives, pre-pack meals and distribute care packages. The Thanksgiving Project is the largest collective initiative of its kind in Greater Boston.
Homeless Census (Fall)
Join United Way to assist the City of Boston in a critical overnight count of people living on the streets of Boston each December. The census, which also counts those in shelters, provides invaluable information on the scope of homelessness in our city.
Job and College Prep Coaching (Year-Round)
Use your professional experience to help students and job seekers gain the skills necessary to pursue further education and obtain sustainable employment. Participation can include mock practice interview, resume and writing assistance, test prep, guest speaking and job training.
Walk A Mile Experience (Year-Round)
This interactive role-play event stimulates what it is like to walk in the shoes of a family struggling with poverty. Participants experience the many challenges of daily life and encounter the barriers to achieving financial stability. The experience works best for groups of 40 or more and requires a two-hour time commitment.