COVID-19 Represents an Unprecedented Challenge to Our Community.

Our United Way’s resources and diverse network of relationships position us to help confront this crisis in vitally important ways. One such way is by connecting community organizations with individuals wishing to volunteer. Our goal is to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 while supporting community efforts, as long as it safe to do so.

Health and Safety

Before volunteering or recruiting volunteers, please review the health and safety guidelines by clicking the buttons below:

Individual Opportunities

Giving your time and talents to your community allows you to connect with others who share the same passion to improve the lives of those around us. Click the volunteer button below to search our database of current volunteer opportunities to find an opportunity that fits your passion, skills, and time constraints.


 Days of Caring and Group Engagement

United Way’s Days of Caring is a year-round program that connects corporate and community groups with nonprofit agencies in need of assistance. Groups who have participated in United Way Volunteer Center projects report they feel more connected to their community and their group members while working to help people in need.  United Way Volunteer Center is pleased to offer a Day of Caring to help you give back while maximizing your time, money, and human resources.

Fill out our group request form to start the planning process with Volunteer Center Manager, Kim Berghs, or call 239-433-7547. We will work with you to create a meaningful volunteer experience.

Group Request Form

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Family Service Learning Fair

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee’s Volunteer Center will host its 2nd Annual Family Service Learning Fair on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Bell Tower, 13499 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33907. This event will highlight 24 diverse non-profit agencies who will offer a variety of hands-on projects for families to participate. Our goal is to introduce families to volunteer opportunities available to them, and inspire our youth to become community-minded leaders and citizens. October 24th is National Make a Difference Day, so come on out and learn how you can make a difference in our community!


ReadingPal volunteers read with kindergarten students for thirty minutes each week to support reading achievement in the early grades. United Way is proud to engage volunteers who represent many parts of our community. We are working on a virtual platform for Reading Pals to engage with children in several schools in October.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please email Nancy Coker at Nancyc@unitedwaylee.org.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA volunteers provide free income tax assistance to thousands of individuals and families with a household income of $66,000 a year or less in Lee, Hendry, Glades, Charlotte, and Okeechobee Counties. No experience is necessary.  Free training and resources are provided for all volunteers Apply here

Beesley’s Paw Prints – Pet Therapy

Pets are proven to have therapeutic qualities:  improving mood, and reducing stress levels.  Interacting with animals can stimulate laughter and joy in people whose lives have been affected by illness or depression Join the Beesley’s Paw Prints team with your own registered pet, or let us guide you on getting your pet registered.  It will be a rewarding experience for you both! Learn more here.

For Nonprofits

Our United Way Volunteer Center can also promote your organizations volunteer opportunities. Email Kim@unitedwaylee.org or call 239 -433-7567 for more details.

Post Volunteer Opportunity