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Some BIG volunteer opportunities coming up soon:

  • United Way STUFF THE BUS- August 2 & 3 - an annual school supplies drive hosted by United Way at both St. Joseph Walmart locations where shoppers can purchase and drop off items during the tax-free weekend. United Way needs volunteers to help distribute information to incoming shoppers and ask them to help STUFF THE BUS! Volunteers will also sort and count the donated items before the supplies get moved into the bus. Click here to sign up for a shift and help SUTFF THE BUS! 


  • Annual Pony Express Run 5k and Half Marathon- September 28 - Every year United Way and Junior League need volunteers to help the day of the race. Volunteers do everything from help at registration to holding up signs at points during the race to cheer on our runners. This one is always a blast plus there are donuts and free t-shirts! Stay tuned to learn how to sign up for this one.

Current opportunities that could grow with more volunteers:

  • BBBS – Program that matches adult mentors with children from single-parent or non-traditional homes
    • There are 40 children on the waitlist currently
    • 2 hours a week with your little
    • Thinking about becoming a Big?
      • Talk to a Big
      • Attend an info session
      • Fill out an application
      • Interview & home visit
      • Time to match & meet your Little!
  • UWRA – Help kids maintain or improve their reading skills both during the school year and in the summer months
    • When school is in session, we are always in need of volunteers.
    • You an read for a single session, or commit to weekly dates/times that fit in your schedule
    • Sign up on our website – we usually promote in media when we have programs running and looking for volunteers
  • Breakfast with the Experts
    • PIE program where UW works with middle and high school counselors to identify career interests of students and arrange a panel of professionals to speak to students about the paths available in their industry
  • Healthy Teen Parents/Health Babies- Click here to learn more. 

There are rewarding volunteer opportunities that happen once a year and some that look for a weekly committment.

We'll help you find the experiences that best fit your interests, schedule and skills!


Looking for your perfect volunteer experience? Click here!


Check out this article about United Way STUFF THE BUS! in this month's Regular Joe.