United Way of the Midlands offers a variety of service opportunities to support the community and make an impact. Whether you are looking to volunteer as a team or individual, we have projects to suit your passions, fit your schedule and support the community’s most pressing needs. From our community-wide volunteer events throughout the year, to corporate engagement activities, volunteers play an essential role to serve and strengthen the community. Thank you for investing your time and expertise to make a difference!


A can of food on a pantry shelf. 30 minutes spent reading with a student. A fresh layer of paint in a shelter. These may seem like small acts of kindness, but they make a world of a difference for individuals in need. You can offer the hope and dignity that helps someone build a better life for their family, today.
0 %

Feel stronger connections to co-workers

0 %

Feel more connected to community

0 %

Feel proud to work at their company

0 %

Learn more about the needs and resources in the community


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 you to take part in our community-wide volunteer events held throughout the year. 



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.


We welcome the opportunity to schedule volunteer projects customized for your team. You select the date, time commitment, the number of volunteers you would like to participate, and share more about your team’s desired impact, and we work with you to find a volunteer project that fits your goals! Whether you want to hold an annual day of service for your employees, or schedule regular projects throughout the year, we will partner with you to achieve your team’s volunteer objectives to support our neighbors throughout the metro.


We bring the volunteer project to you through Good on the Go! Good on the Go is an opportunity for your team to address the demand for essential items our agency partners need to conduct their vital programing and support our neighbors’ needs. Your team selects from a variety of kits ranging from snack pack kits, to literacy kits, to hygiene kits, and many more. We work with you to identify an agency recipient. We create a budget for the project and order the materials for the kits, then we come to your office to have your team assemble the kits together. We can even invite the agency recipient to join us to share more about the impact of the kits to help families access the essentials they need to thrive.


We encourage your team to take part in our community-wide volunteer events held throughout the year.

Save the date and learn more information below!

National Volunteer Week

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

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-La Vista Schools, and Jobs for America’s Graduates classrooms across the state of Nebraska.

Day of Caring

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.


For more information about volunteerism, please email volunteer@uwmidlands.org