Volunteer Opportunities


Whether reading to children, stocking shelves at a food pantry or delivering meals to home-bound seniors, there are many volunteer opportunities available in central Ohio every day. We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched Galaxy Digital, a new way of connecting you to those local opportunities in our community.
Learn more about Volunteer United below.

Volunteers are vital to the strength and mission of United Way of Central Ohio, as well as to the strength of our community. We know that in order to create opportunities for a better life for all, we have to mobilize and engage individuals, businesses and organizations.

Join us and become a powerful force for good today!


Galaxy Digital has launched at uwportage.galaxydigital.com! United Way’s powerful, new online tool connects passionate volunteers in Portage County to meaningful projects posted by our nonprofit partners.  You can find opportunities with your favorite organization, or you can search for opportunities based on the causes you support or the skills you bring to the table.  Our volunteer center helps you keep track of your volunteer hours and see the impact you’re having throughout the year. You can also “follow” nonprofits and receive updates whenever a new volunteer need is posted.

United Way’s nonprofit partners are constantly working hard to add their volunteer opportunities to uwportage.galaxydigital.com. While you may find a rewarding opportunity today, you can expect to receive emails about upcoming opportunitites.

Learn more and get started today at uwportage.galaxydigital.com/!

We are led by a dedicated group of volunteers who give generously of their time and talents to create lasting change in our community. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the most of your volunteering experience:


Think about what matters to you, and be selective about where you spend your time. By choosing opportunities that make you feel good and also help others, you will help build stronger communities and enrich your own life at the same time.


United Way and community volunteer centers work with volunteers and local nonprofits to develop the best opportunities for youth, busy working adults and seniors to serve. When you work with your local United Way or Volunteer Center, you can feel confident about the quality of the opportunity you choose and about the organization you donate your time to support.


Whether it’s helping children achieve their potential, helping families become financially stable, or improving people’s health, find out what cause is closest to your heart and make a difference.


Would you like to write an agency’s newsletter? Or would you rather build a house? Find something you enjoy doing and enhance your skills through volunteering.

Volunteering can also teach you valuable new skills that you can use in other parts of your life. For example, learning how to handle crisis calls may help you communicate better.


Stick to a volunteering schedule that makes sense for you and leaves you time to enjoy the activity.


Group volunteering is a wonderful way to bond with your family or co-workers; not only will you create lasting memories, but you will help someone in need.

Whether it is important to you to solve a community problem, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits when you give of your time and expertise.

Volunteering with co-workers will help you develop insight into community needs and resources, while directly impacting your community’s quality of life.

For more information about volunteering with your company, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen Gebhardt at maureeng@uwportage.org