Volunteer Your Time

Experience the power of service. At United Way of Greater Stark County, we depend on the work of our passionate volunteers to help us make a difference. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and businesses to donate their time and talent to make our community a better place to live and work.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Whether its preparing a meal or mentoring a student, there are numerous ways to get involved. Find a cause you care about and sign-up today!
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Keeping volunteers, their families and those they’re helping safe during this public health crisis is the highest priority. We all have a role in making sure that happens. If you plan to volunteer, review these guidelines .


If you are an organization that needs help finding volunteers, we can help you!


A network of local non-profit organizations and funding agencies have been working together to identify the areas of need in the Stark County community as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This group is working to respond to those needs efficiently and effectively. Volunteers are always a critical need for agencies, and as our community recovers, we know that volunteers will be a great need to many.

Please complete this volunteer interest form if you are healthy and have the ability to volunteer once shelter in place has been lifted. United Way is not placing volunteers, but we will share your information with local agencies that are in need of volunteers at this time. The agency will contact you directly to answer questions and finalize details around the volunteer opportunity.

Keeping volunteers, their families and those they’re helping safe during this public health crisis is the highest priority. We all have a role in making sure that happens.

Day of Caring

This year, Day of Caring looks a little different than usual. It is usually our biggest one-day community service event, showing that when we work together, we can change lives. Help us make it just as big as previous years! Join us September 11 for a curbside collection of our community’s greatest needs: food, masks and cleaning supplies.

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Kindness during uncertain times is a great way to connect friends, neighbors and communities when they need it most. We challenge you to find time to share a random act of kindness with a friend, coworkers, neighbor, stranger or loved one.

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National Volunteer Week

Volunteers power our work — they open their hearts, change lives and make our community a better place. Celebrated the third week in April, National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize the incredible people who donate their time, talent and voice to support our organization throughout the year.

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Service Awards

We’re proud to recognize individuals who demonstrate the highest level of dedication and service through three awards: Gold Key Service, DeHoff Emerging Philanthropist of Stark County and Inspired Youth.

We ❤️ Our Volunteers

We’re fortunate to work with an amazing group of dedicated volunteers who are transforming Greater Stark County. Thanks for all of your hard work!

I have always believed that one person can make a difference, even if it is just in small ways. I also have always been inspired by individuals who have demonstrated that effort and commitment can improve our community and the daily life of our fellow citizens.
Rob Pierson
As a Stark County native, I’m proud to give my dollars and hours back to a community that’s near and dear to me. Volunteering with United Way has given me the opportunity to share my passions, make an impact and meet some amazing people along the way.
Molly McDougal
Volunteering through United Way's Young Leaders Society has been such a rewarding experience. It's incredible to see how small contributions can lead to big changes in our community.
Alison Oyler

Find Opportunities

Looking to donate your time and talents? We partner with organizations throughout Greater Stark County who need your support. Search opportunities for individuals and businesses.

Share Opportunities

Does your organization need volunteers? We partner with nonprofits, schools, faith-based, government and civic organizations to recruit volunteers. Join our network to post an opportunity.