Corporate Engagement

Volunteer With United Way

Work with us to better our community and build your team!

United Way brings people together to help make Dane County stronger. One of the ways we do this is through volunteerism – mobilizing the caring power or our community to make meaningful and lasting change.

Elevate Your Company | Amplify Your Impact

Retain and recruit top talent – employees want to work for companies who are engaged in the community.

Foster organizational engagement, company loyalty and personal fulfillment – volunteering as a team helps to strengthen relationships among colleagues.

Make an impact in our community and be seen as a caring business leader, aligned with the trusted brand of United Way.

How to Volunteer:

Bring volunteering to your workplace! United Way brings the supplies, educates your employees on community needs and solutions and leads the engagement. Choose from our menu of ways to educate and engage your employees and help support our neighbors. 

Business Volunteer Network – Build or grow your workplace volunteer program!

LINC (Lead. Impact. Network. Change) – Connect with other early career professionals and make a difference through volunteerism.

READI (Retired Employees Are Dedicated Individuals) – Join retirees (and friends) to build community and participate in group volunteer projects.

Search for in-person or remote volunteer opportunities. This is a great resource for employees who want to volunteer together as a team!

Throughout the year, we offer events featuring intergenerational volunteerism for your work team or the whole family. Join us to learn about our community’s needs, how United Way partners with local nonprofits to address them and how your volunteer work creates a positive impact in Dane County.

Benefits of Employee Volunteerism

United Way of Dane County transforms corporate social responsibility (CSR) best practices into activities and innovations that benefit your company.
Employee volunteerism activities at your company site, in the community and with digital support. You bring employee volunteers and we combine your talent with our specialization in CSR.
Together with your company, the community benefits by ensuring impactful employee volunteer activities. Our specialization and network ensures that your employee volunteers use their time and talent for long-term community change.

Loan or Sponsor an employee to be a “Loaned Executive”

Each year, United Way of Dane County depends on the support of community-minded and generous local organizations to provide or sponsor Loaned Executives (LEs). In collaboration with these local organizations, United Way is able to deploy these dedicated and talented LEs into approximately 1,000 of Dane County’s organizations during the 17-week United Way campaign.

“Loan” – In addition to demonstrating commitment to the community, investing in the Loaned Executive program by loaning an employee provides a high return to your organization. Organizations receive recognition and visibility for their contribution to the community. Additionally, loaned employees return with exemplary professional and personal development. Learn more here.

“Sponsor” – Sponsor a Loaned Executive from the general community. Your sponsorship allows United Way to hire a Loaned Executive and provides their salary during the annual campaign. Learn more here.

Engage an Employee Campaign Manager

The Employee Campaign Manager brings United Way to life in your organization. This natural leader’s role will be to plan, implement and lead the campaign at your workplace. With the help of United Way staff and a strong workplace campaign team, he/she will be able to run a fun and successful campaign.