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Great Things Happen When We Live United

Serving as a volunteer can be a wonderful way to help your community. Throughout the year, we have opportunities for volunteers in community projects, preschool reading program, fundraising and our community investment panel.

Reading VolunteerBecome a United Way Reader!

In Massachusetts’ neediest communities (including many in Franklin County), up to 67% of third graders are not reading proficiently. This is a key indicator of whether children will stay on track for school success and graduation. Early Readers believes that the solution starts long before children even enter school. By volunteering to read to children or lead activities at one of our partner agencies or at local pre-schools, you can help foster a love of books and learning that will help kids enter kindergarten ready to succeed.  United Way Volunteers read to over 20 pre-school classrooms throughout the school year. Plus every child recieves a free copy of the book to take home. To volunteer, use the form below or contact United Way. 

Join a Community Investment Panel

It is the heart of United Way’s effectiveness – a unique, community centered allocations process. United Way volunteers rigorously studies, personally inspects and re-qualifies each organization it supports — every year. Volunteers review proposals submitted by agencies. It is community members who personally visit the agencies and see the programs in action, and who ultimately recommend how to best allocate the funds. United Way is always looking for interested community members to volunteer on one of the panels – the Compliance Panel meets in January and is the focuses primarily on the financial aspect of the application, and in March and April the Program Panel meets.

Volunteer on the Day of Action

Each year on June 21, United Ways around the world come together, demonstrating the power of volunteerism to advance the common good in our local communities. Volunteer as an individual, family, or with a group of friends or co-workers. Since 2016 the Women's Way, a program of the United Way takes action with the Oral Health Drive. The 2017 Day of Action Oral Health Drive will be held on Saturday, June 17th. For more information and to get involved with Day of Action, please contact United Way of Franklin County. 

Organize a Donation Drive

Gather your friends, family and co-workers and participate in one of the United Way, Women's Way donation drives.

It’s Blooming Backpacks

Supper For Six

Day of Action Oral Health Drive

Volunteer at your Workplace

Are you a planner and organizer? Want to make an impact with the United Way campaign and develop your leadership skills at the same time? Volunteer to be an Employee Campaign Coordinator (ECC) and you could help make our community a better place for us all. What this place needs is you…check out Workplace Giving to learn more.

Learn more about Volunteering

Volunteers are the backbone of the United Way organization.  If you are interested in volunteering with the United Way of Franklin County, or would like help to connect people with volunteer opportunities in the community, please complete our volunteer form below.