There are many benefits for families that are involved in charitable giving. Sharing resources and sharing time helps young people learn about social issues in their community. Plus, research shows that participation in youth philanthropy leads to greater academic achievement.
- Youth & Family Volunteer Guide – An annual guide that highlights all of the youth and family appropriate volunteer opportunities in our area.
- Special Events – Every year the United Way Volunteer Center holds several special events that mobilize volunteers throughout the community. To learn how your group or family can become a part of this movement click here.
- Volunteer Service Database – Our online database makes it easy to find the right volunteer opportunities for you. Click here to start searching.
- Birthday parties for United Way: In lieu of presents, ask guests to donate money for United Way’s Education, Income or Health action areas.
- School Involvement: Ask your school’s parent-teacher organization or student council to consider United Way as a recipient of their annual community fundraisers.
Resources for parents and adults:
- Why Volunteer as a Family?
- Are You Raising Your Children to Do Good?
- Parental Influence Impacts a Child's Future Philanthropy
- 9 Expert Tips for Teaching Your Children About Giving and Volunteering
- Parenting and Teaching Kids to Be Charitable
- Teaching Children Philanthropy