United Way of the Midlands partners with over 100 local nonprofit programs, each with their own unique volunteer needs. Additionally, we offer community-wide volunteer events throughout the year! Discover how you can make a difference by visiting our volunteer portal.
Get Connected serves as our central volunteer hub with new projects added regularly. Projects range by area of focus, number of volunteers needed, initiatives and time commitment.
We encourage your team to take part in our community-wide volunteer events held throughout the year. Save the date and learn more information by visiting below!
The caring spirit of your team shines through volunteerism and creates a space to strengthen your culture, serve the causes you are passionate about, and share lasting memories together.
Visit our volunteer portal for the latest updates on services project for teams and groups.
National Volunteer Week occurs each April as an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world. Volunteer opportunities are posted throughout the metro to come together in the spirit of service to make an impact.
Shine Bright occurs annually before the start of each new school year to provide students with the hygiene essentials they need to feel good and build the confidence necessary to thrive in the classroom. During this event, volunteers help assemble over 5,000 hygiene kits that are distributed by social workers, school counselors and school nurses to local Kindergarten, sixth and ninth-grade students. The hygiene kits serve students in Omaha Public Schools, Council Bluffs Community Schools, Papillion Lavista Schools, and Jobs for America’s Graduates classrooms across the state of Nebraska.
Day of Caring is the day of service where volunteers from across the community spend their day helping local nonprofits fulfill a variety of needs – from yardwork to painting and everything in between. Local nonprofit organizations across Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties host individual volunteers and employee teams to tackle projects and make a difference.
Holiday Helpers takes place each year from November through the end of the year to support agency programs during a very challenging time of year for many in our community. From toy and diaper drives, to volunteer projects, and so much more, Holiday Helpers showcases the reason for the season.