Whether you volunteer your time, your skills or both, your help is welcomed and needed. Check out all the United Way local volunteer opportunities near you.

Point in Time Homeless Count

Sign up today to volunteer for this important initiative that is held every January and June.

United Way Worldwide

Find local volunteer opportunities.

Hands on Northwest North Carolina

Connecting volunteers and opportunities. 


School of Hard Knocks @ Philo Middle School
Apr 26 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
School of Hard Knocks @ Philo Middle School

Imagine playing a human version of The Game of Life, and there you have The School of Hard Knocks!

The School of Hard Knocks is a volunteer event hosted annually by the WLC. Eighth graders of Philo Hill learn difficult lessons about the “real world.”

Students are assigned a job along with a salary. From there, they are faced with choices. Choices around their living situation, transportation, insurances, phone and cable bills, which bank to use, and lots more.

National Teacher Appreciation Day
May 9 all-day
National Teacher Appreciation Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May. This day is part of Teacher Appreciation Week, which is the first full week in May of each year.

The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”.

Teachers play a critical role in educating and shaping our children: the future leaders of our country. They are kind, patient, hard-working, dedicated and understanding professionals that mold our children’s lives in a positive direction. We entrust our children with the teachers, and they affect their lives on a daily basis.

It is time to say “Thank You” to the special teachers that you know. Let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do. Use #TeacherAppreciationDay to post on social media.

Non – Profit Networking Night @ Old Winston Social Club
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
United Way Day of Action
Jun 21 all-day
United Way Day of Action

On  June 21, 2017, United Ways around the world will provide meaningful, impact-oriented service opportunities that advance our goals in education, financial stability and health. Activities will range from online advocacy and small-group, single-day events to large-scale, community-wide, week-long programs at multiple locations.