Volunteer with United Way

United Way of Dane County is the intersection where the community meets to change lives. One of the ways we do this is through volunteerism – mobilizing the caring power of our community to make meaningful and lasting change.

Ways to get involved

Volunteer Your Time

Search for in-person
or remote volunteer opportunities
year-round – right here
in Dane County.

Workplace Volunteering

Bring volunteering to your workplace! United Way brings the supplies, educates your employees on community needs and solutions and leads the engagement. 

Community Kickoff Volunteer Event

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.

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Business Volunteer Network

Investing in Education. Igniting Change.

The Business Volunteer Network (BVN)
provides businesses with education,
resources and networks to further their workplace volunteer programs.


Lead. Impact. Network. Change.

Our unique “philanthroparty” model blends hands-on volunteering with a social twist. We learn about the issues facing our community, personally make a difference through volunteerism and connect afterwards
over food and drinks.


Retired Employees Are Dedicated Individuals

READI’s mission remains to enrich the
quality of life in the Greater Madison Community and to provide retirees the opportunity to maintain relationships and
make new ones while providing needed
services to community organizations.


Dane County’s youth are our next generation of leaders. Learn more about ways you can connect to and support our community!


The premier resource for holiday
volunteerism and donations.
Share the giving spirit & help others this season.

Court Mandated Volunteering

Need to fulfill your community
service hours? We can help connect
you to opportunities.