Volunteers are the heart of our community

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. We all have special talents and United Way welcomes you to a variety of volunteer opportunities. Whether it is reading to children, helping new families get acclimated to the Mohawk Valley, or serving meals at a local food pantry – our community appreciates your time and commitment. There are also many volunteer opportunities within United Way. We invite you to join us in making a difference within our community.

It is our goal to connect you, your group, or your family with the volunteer opportunities that will best suit your interests.

Fill out the Volunteer Form at the bottom of this page so we can contact you about upcoming events and opportunities that suit your interests.



Volunteer Opportunities

2017 Saranac Thursdays & Concert Series Events

A unique partnership formed in 1998 between United Way and its long-standing supportive community partner F.X. Matt Brewery, which hosts a weekly happy-hour fundraiser and concert series throughout the summer. United Way coordinates more than 1,000 volunteers from local companies to assist with serving refreshments at Saranac Thursdays and Concert Series Events.

2017 Saranac Thursdays & Concert Series volunteer spots have been filled. Interested in getting on getting on the list for next year, email: volunteer@unitedwayvgu.org.

 Are you under 40 and looking for a place to invest your time and donations to make a lasting difference in our community?

Young Leaders United may be for you! Click here to learn more.


Upcoming Events

Join the celebration as we officially kick off our 96th campaign year!

Enjoy live entertainment by local musician Gary Johnson the "one man band," taco and hummus bar, and cash bar while you network with problem-solvers and game-changers, like you.

Be sure to invite friends and co-workers who care about taking action and making a difference. Your support, leadership and partnership make it possible!

WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 5–7pm

WHERE: thINCubator, 326 Broad St, Utica

COST: $15 per person

Make checks payable to United Way

Please RSVP by Thursday, September 14, at 315–733–4691, ext 223, or sandya@unitedwayvgu.org



To learn more about volunteering as an individual, group or corporation,
Contact Kristyn Bucciero, by calling 315–733-4691 ext. 232, or fill out the form below:



United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area has met Better Business Bureau's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a BBB Accredited Charity. You can view United Way VGU's full Charity Review online at www.bbb.org.