United Way of Greater New Bedford is committed to the Points of Light Service Enterprise Initiative. Nonprofits that operate as Service Enterprises more effectively address community needs and run on almost half the median budget than those nonprofits that do not leverage volunteers across all levels of their organization. When an organization leverages volunteers, managing them effectively, it is in a better position to grow.

Service Enterprise Vision: United Way of Greater New Bedford strives to create an environment that welcomes, encourages and engages individuals and families to volunteer to utilize their skills to meet the needs of the organization as well as fulfill the aspirations of the volunteers. Through Volunteer SouthCoast, United Way assists organizations by connecting them with potential volunteers to fulfill organizational needs, thus encouraging volunteerism community-wide.

United Way is grateful for the Massachusetts Service Alliance for making the Service Enterprise Initiative available to our community. Click here to learn more about Service Enterprise.

United Way of Greater New Bedford is proud to be Service Enterprise Certified!


Service Enterprise

Local Service Enterprise Certified Organizations

Mass Audubon Southcoast Sanctuaries

The Salvation Army

Southcoast Health

SouthCoast Serves/Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

The Women’s Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts

United Way of Greater New Bedford

YMCA Southcoast

Organizations Participating in the 2017-2018 Cohort

Buttonwood Park Zoological Society

City of New Bedford Parks, Recreation, & Beaches

E for All South Coast

The Lloyd Center for the Environment

Mass Audubon Oak Knoll

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Our Sisters’ School

United Neighbors of Fall River