Want to volunteer with United Way? We offer many opportunities for anyone looking to get involved. Below are some of our large volunteer events. Whether you want to volunteer with your family, coworkers or on your own, we can help you find the opportunity right for you.
United Way's Days of Action
Days of Action are unparalleled, community-changing volunteer opportunities that highlight United Way’s work in the community.
Reading Days of Action
United Way's Reading Days of Action brings the joy of reading to Read to Succeed students in Nashville. There are many ways to get involved. You can donate books by placing them in the United Way donation box at your office, purchase a book from our Amazon wish list, or make a donation toward the purchase of books. Then get involved by volunteering to read to students in our Read to Succeed classrooms and signing up to sort and stuff books into bags at the Sort-a-Thon. Bags filled with books are delivered each year to children in United Way Read to Succeed classrooms.
Stuff the Bus Days of Action
Many at-risk children lack the most basic school supplies at the start of each school year. Stuff the Bus is a summer-long series of events and volunteer opportunities to provide at-risk students in Nashville with the school supplies they need to start the new school year. Approximately 75 percent of Metropolitan Nashville Public School students are economically disadvantaged. Many parents simply can’t afford the school supplies their child needs. By volunteering, advocating or giving during Stuff the Bus, you are helping a child begin their school year with confidence. Backpacks full of school supplies are delivered each year to MNPS students, Family Resource Centers and partner agencies.
For more information regarding Days of Action sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
United Way's Volunteer Opportunities
VITA Free Tax Prep
VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. Over 250 IRS-certified volunteers prepare tax returns for free for individuals & families who qualify based on income. Each year, United Way offers free tax prep at approximately 40 locations across Middle Tennessee. We rely on volunteers for positions ranging from site greeters to tax prep. No experience necessary, we'll train you!
Read, Baby Read!
Literacy begins at birth, which is why reading to infants and toddlers is crucial to early brain development. The Imagination Library of Middle Tennessee is piloting a program, Read, Baby Read!, to impact those young people through reading, play and songs.
We are seeking volunteers to read for one hour, once a month to infants through two years of age at St. Luke’s Community House. Schedules are flexible, and training and in-classroom support are provided.
To learn more, contact Brooke Seigle-Rochelle.