Find the individual volunteer opportunities that are right for you!

Active Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following:

United Way Readers

November 2022-June 2023 
United Way Readers matches a caring volunteer with a student who is behind in their reading skills. We invite you to spend an hour one day per week reading with local children. In-person and virtual options available.

Contact: Mark Olynciw at or 860.493.6832. 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

November 2022-June 2023
VITA is a service that offers free tax preparation from mid-January through mid-April to individuals and households earning up to $60,000 annually.  

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132. 

Mission United

November and May
Mission United aims to support local veterans and active-duty service members and their families.  We plan volunteer events around Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132. 

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

The following initiatives are seasonal and we are not currently looking for active volunteer registration. Please check back closer to the event to learn more and sign up.

National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month and United Way is dedicated to honoring all the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month. 

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132.

United Way Day of Action

June 2023
Each year on or around June 21, United Way joins a worldwide movement to engage groups and individuals to make communities a better place through service, collaboration and impact. By volunteering, you are ensuring that every child can succeed in school and every family can be financially secure. 

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132. 

Read Across America Day

 March 2023
Join us at Read Across America Day as we celebrate diversity while helping local children develop a love of reading. During the event, volunteers will read aloud to a classroom of local students.

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132. 

Run United
Eversource Hartford Marathon

October 8, 2022
United Way is proud to be an official charity partner of the Eversource Hartford Marathon. Join us as a runner, volunteer and/or donor. Run United! 

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132. 

Read for the Record

 October 27, 2022
Every year, United Way participates in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a global movement to mobilize volunteers to read the same book on the same day in classrooms across our region.

Contact: Phil Blonski at  or 860.493.1132. 


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