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United Way Volunteer Center

United Way Volunteer Center

To find volunteer opportunities in North Central Massachusetts, please visit United Way's Volunteer Center interactive website.

What We Do

What We Do

The Volunteer Center works through local partnerships to identify improvements needed in the community and to mobilize a response call to action.  Our volunteer website provides a platform for the non-profits in need of resources and the people that want to play an active role in the solutions that will make the community a better place.


The Volunteer Center strives to raise awareness of the critical role that volunteers play in our society by keeping them informed of community needs and the impact of their volunteer efforts. We help build the capacity of volunteer programs by providing support to volunteer managers and education for them on industry best practices and trends.

The United Way Volunteer Center makes a difference in our communities through four key competencies:


Connect Concerned People with Needs in the Community

  • Volunteer connector website
  • Social media including, blog, Face Book, Twitter and  YouTube 
  • Days of Service

Build Capacity for Effective Volunteering

  • Points of Light Service Enterprise Initiative Certification; the Center follows and promotes the SEI best practices. 

Promote Volunteerism

  • Newspaper, and social media
  •  Volunteer communications, corporate and school group project planning 

Participate in Strategic Initiatives that Inspire, Equip and Mobilize Volunteers

  • Martin Luther King Service Day
  • United Way Day of Caring
  • Combat Hunger Initiatives 
  • Massachusetts Service Alliance Capacity Building and Conference Committee
  • Points of Light National Volunteer Conference