United Way of Greater New Bedford is the local leader in promoting volunteerism. We know that often people have the desire to make a difference, but don’t know where to begin. Between family, work and/or school, and the million other demands in our lives, most people don’t think they have the time to commit to volunteerism. The fact is whether you can give a few hours a week, a month or even a year, you can make a difference.

Volunteer SouthCoast

Volunteer SouthCoast is a FREE online database that connects volunteers with opportunities locally. Volunteer SouthCoast welcomes organizations across the SouthCoast to post opportunities for volunteers in the region to engage with. At any given time, more than 200 volunteer opportunities are listed on the site. You can search by distance from your home, interest area, or organization to find something that is right for you. Learn more.

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Corporate Engagement
Volunteerism is a key component of many companies’ philanthropic and community goals. United Way can help your company get more involved with the community by setting up a volunteer opportunity for your team.
Whether you are interested in volunteering during our Annual Day of Caring or creating an opportunity just for your team, we can help. Learn more.

Day of Caring
The Day of Caring, held in September, brings together volunteers from local businesses who give their time and services by assisting nonprofit agencies with various projects that they may not otherwise have the staff or resources to accomplish. This not only provides agencies with valuable support, but it also allows volunteers to see first-hand the tremendous work being done in the community. Day of Caring is held every September. This year's Day of Caring will take place on Friday, September 13, 2024.

Youth Day of Caring
The Youth Day of Caring is an annual volunteer day for High School students in Greater New Bedford. Local schools volunteer to complete projects at non-profits in Greater New Bedford. These projects ranges from clean-ups to painting, to working with younger children. Encouraging volunteerism in our community’s youth is something United Way prides itself on. Youth Day of Caring is held each Spring.



Want more information on volunteering? Contact Victoria Grasela at 508-994-9625 ext. 210 or vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org.