Become a United Way Volunteer

A large part of United Way’s strength is our volunteers – the generous members of our community who give their time to help make a difference. Without them, fewer miracles would happen in our community. Volunteers work with us in a diverse range of projects and roles.

Volunteer Committees

Volunteers work with us on numerous ongoing committees to govern the organization, to review collective outcomes, support fundraising efforts, and support us in finding long-term solutions to community issues:

  • Community Investment Team – Supports the review of program investment applications, reports or onsite visits.
  • Community Relations Team – serve as another link between United Way and funded programs, partners and community members.
  • Event Committees – assists with the planning and implementation of successful United Way events. Various Committee positions are available.

Volunteer Opportunities Available


Community Investment Team – Onsite Visits

Through the work of United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area, volunteers on the Community Investment Team (CIT) will learn about the needs, issues and opportunities affecting the lives of community members.

Volunteers will participate in onsite visits to a selection of supported agencies. This will provide an opportunity to ask questions and clarify the impact of programs supported by United Way KW & Area. In turn this will enhance the understanding of how these programs contribute to lasting community change, and as well as gain insight into local needs and issues. Volunteers will be assigned a selection of programs and will conduct onsite visits with the support of their volunteer team and United Way KW & Area staff.

For more details please refer to the role description or contact Volunteer@uwaykw.org to find out how you can become involved.

Special Events Volunteer

Ensure the success of our special events by lending a hand with preparations or helping out at the event itself. We’d love to hear from you! United Way is always seeking eager event volunteers to help out. To learn more, please contact volunteer@uwaykw.org.

Community Relations Team Volunteer

The Community Relations Team serves as another link between United Way and funded programs, partners and community members. Volunteers maintain and enhance communications with community partners, as well as increase United Way’s presence in the community.

Experience with United Way’s community investments and impact model would be an asset. Knowledge and skills in community issues and local social service agencies is preferred.


To find out more about our changing volunteer opportunities and to join the United Way Volunteer Talent Pool click on this link



To learn more about volunteer opportunities available in the community, please visit the Volunteer Action Centre website.