We mobilize the power of our community to create lasting change.

The most important thing United Way can do for our community is to use our reputation, relationships and expertise to bring together resources of people, time, talent, technology, money and more. By channelling our community’s power behind solid strategies we can achieve lasting changes in the social conditions of individuals, families and our community.

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Give your talent. Invest your time.

There are many ways to volunteer in Elgin Middlesex. From regular, long-term commitments to one-time activities with your friends and family, volunteering can have significant benefits for both you and your community.

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In your workplace

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For individuals, coworkers, friends and families

  • Host a third party event for United Way – be creative and have fun, with all proceeds benefitting United Way’s investments in your community
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Corporate volunteering

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For youth and young professionals

  • Join GenNext — United Way’s initiative to engage younger demographics to become actively involved in shaping our community
  • Get involved in our Canada Life Youth United program
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For students

  • United Way seeks to provide a learning environment for students from the University of Western Ontario and its affiliated colleges, the Ivey School of Business, and Fanshawe College. Internship or student placement opportunities may be negotiated in areas related to: communications, fund development, and social justice/ social work/ psychology/ sociology Contact us for more information

In your community

  • United Way regularly learns about opportunities at our 56 partner agencies. On issues related to poverty, mental health, and beginnings & transitions, we can often connect you to volunteer experiences at these agencies and programs
  • United Way and its funded agencies always benefit from pro-bono skills in areas like communications, event planning, strategic planning, and information technology
  • United Way is a member of the Pillar Nonprofit Network, which provides a community database of volunteer opportunities
  • Here’s a great opportunity to Make Change happen in your community! Get your workplace, family, friends or school involved with a product drive. Choose an agency and challenge your colleagues to start collecting the much-needed items or products

Together, we improve lives locally.

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