United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) is the place to go if you want to make a difference. Volunteering connects you to local opportunities to make a difference that meets your diverse needs, interests, and passions.

How Volunteering works:

Through our partnerships with nonprofits, educational institutions, and public agencies, United Way stays up to date on community needs and aims to support the work being done at local organizations. Our United Way team works with you to steward an outstanding volunteer experience tailored to you and fosters a community for learning, growth, and connection.
Our United Way team is dedicated to supporting all community members who want to make a difference in our community. There are a variety of ways that people can get involved!

What opportunities are available?

Day of Caring
UWTC hosts our annual Day of Caring, the largest single day of volunteerism in Thurston County, in late September. 
Volunteer Part-Time
UWTC partners with dozens of local nonprofits, educational institutions, and public agencies and stays up to date on their volunteer needs. Our United team will support you in identifying and connecting you with opportunities that may be a good fit.
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) At-Home Projects
Design your own volunteer project that can be completed anywhere! Our list of kits is generated based on community needs and may change over time.

Volunteering Benefits:

  • One-on-one support to identify and connect with volunteer opportunities that meet your needs, interests, and passions
  • Ongoing support and follow-up to ensure a positive volunteer experience