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Volunteers United

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

How Volunteers United works:

Through our partnerships with nonprofits, educational institutions, and public agencies, Volunteers United stays up to date on community needs and aims to support the work being done at local organizations. Our Volunteers United team works with you to steward an outstanding volunteer experience tailored to you and fosters a community for learning, growth, and connection.
Our Volunteers United 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?

Days of Service
UWTC hosts large volunteer events throughout the year. This includes our annual Day of Caring, the largest single day of volunteerism in Thurston County, in late September; Holidays United during the winter; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service; and other summer events. Days of service can vary from year to year. 
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 Volunteers 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.

Volunteers United 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