View a complete list of United Way volunteers.

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Whether it’s reading to children, or leading financial literacy classes for hard-working families, or delivering meals to homebound seniors, there are hundreds of volunteer options available every day. Give the gift of you. Volunteer.

Get Connected is a simple and yet revolutionary web-based solution for helping individuals find local volunteer opportunities that fit their interests and skills. The central database for volunteer opportunities in Erie County, Get Connected allows potential volunteers to go online and create custom profiles, helping them find opportunities that meet their availability. Local nonprofits can also create online profiles for their organizations, and users can then “follow” those nonprofits and receive updates whenever a new volunteer opportunity is posted. This website is powered by a partnership between The Nonprofit Partnership and United Way of Erie County.


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United Way's Volunteer Action Society

The Volunteer Action Society (VAS) is an action-oriented group of United Way of Erie County supporters between the ages of 18-35 who give the valuable gift of time and complete at least 15 hours of volunteer activities each year to help United Way achieve its mission of increasing the number of self-sufficient families in Erie County by 10,000 by 2025Click here to learn more and to join VAS!