How You Can Help Give Back to the Community

Written by: Calina Nguyen, Marketing Coordinator

You Can Change Lives

Are you looking for meaningful ways to give back? Here at United Way of San Diego County, we pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of volunteer opportunities that support local organizations who serve our community. 

Volunteering with United Way of San Diego County brings businesses, individuals, families, and a network of partner agencies together to create community change. We have a range of opportunities where you, your family, your colleagues, or your business can make a real difference in San Diego.

UWSD is proud to partner with hundreds of local businesses to advance their philanthropic giving in the community. From workplace campaigns to volunteerism, UWSD aligns with corporate partners and leverages the time, talent, and treasure of their workforce to transform lives in our community. The pandemic caused many businesses to move their work virtually, significantly impacting workforce culture. As a way to help corporate partners engage their employees from afar and help nonprofits who were on the front lines, United Way of San Diego County shifted its volunteer initiatives to offer virtual formats as well as socially distanced opportunities.

Benefits of Volunteering

Many families and individuals around San Diego County still do not have access to basic necessities such as food and shelter. By volunteering with United Way of San Diego County, you can help provide assistance to those who need it the most. 

Last year, 620 United Way volunteers served more than 6,600 hours. UWSD also helped an additional 814 volunteers find volunteer opportunities with our community partner organizations. UWSD volunteers participate in community programs year-round, from the annual Read Across America book drive and literacy celebration, to the Day of Action initiative over the summer, and the Holiday Donation Drive.

Volunteering is not only beneficial for the community but a way one can find personal fulfillment. For example, building a sense of purpose, gaining experience, and building connections.

How to Get Involved

There are many volunteer opportunities to get involved in, such as hair-styling services, one-on-one computer tutoring, transporting meals, and so much more. We have engaging opportunities for you to give back to San Diego through your time and your talents.

Are you ready to get hands-on in your community? Head over to our volunteer portal where you can find the volunteer opportunity that resonates with you the most. You can filter by date, distance, keywords, and more. Once you’ve chosen the volunteer program, simply fill out a quick form in which organizers will reach out to you on how to get started.

To sign up for these opportunities, please visit our volunteer opportunities portal ➡