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!
See More Opportunities

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.

Day of Caring

You can help build stronger neighborhoods in our community. Our annual Day of Caring celebration unites volunteers for a one-day event, where we complete service projects for local nonprofits.

Learn More

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.

Learn More


Make a difference this tax season by serving as a VITA volunteer. We offer flexible hours — typically four to five hours per week from January through April — and no previous experience is required. Our volunteers receive free, specialized training and can serve in a variety of roles, including greeter, tax preparer and quality reviewer. New this season, VITA accountant and attorney volunteers may be eligible to receive CPE and/or CLE credits.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Willingness to work with diverse populations
  • Flexibility to assist in other areas, as directed by the Site Coordinator
  • Ability to successfully complete IRS tax law and e-file training and certification program (Tax preparers and quality reviewers only)

Contact us at 330-491-9989 for more information, or complete the volunteer application at uwstark.org/vita


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.