United Way of Greater New Bedford is the local leader when it comes to 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 simple fact is whether you can give a few hours a week, a month or even a year, it all adds up to making a difference.

    Volunteer SouthCoast

    Volunteer SouthCoast is a FREE online database that connects volunteers with opportunities locally. VSC is a partnership between United Way of Greater Fall River, United Way of Greater New Bedford, and United Way of Plymouth County, making it a regional effort to promote volunteerism. At any given time, there are over 200 opportunities to volunteer with on the site. You can search by distance from your home, interest area, or organization to find something that is right for you!

    Get started today at www.volunteersouthcoast.org!

    How can my company get more involved?
    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 volunteer during our Annual Day of Caring or on opportunity built just for your team, we can help! Contact Victoria at 508-994-9625 ext. 210 or vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org

    Day of Caring
    The Day of Caring is an event where volunteers from local businesses 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. Please check back for more details.

    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. If your school is interested in participating, contact Victoria Grasela at 508-994-9625 ext. 210 or vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org