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Fighting Against COVID-19

We’re working with other community organizations to identify areas of need as well as gather together all those willing to help.

If you’re an organization seeking volunteer assistance, please click the “GET HELP” button below and fill out the form. If you’re an individual seeking volunteer opportunities, click the “GIVE HELP” button.


Yearly volunteer days of service

United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and mobilize hundreds of people to help their community. Join us on these national days of service. Together, we can make a lasting positive change.


Martin Luther King jr. Day

The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.


global youth Service day

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.


United way’s Day of Action

United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.


9/11 national Day of service

The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.


Make a Difference Day

This event serves as the Miami Valley’s celebration of Make a Difference Day, a national day of engaging members of the community in volunteer and service efforts.

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Volunteer of the Year


LIVES UNITED because “we cannot do the work alone.” United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Terry Graves-Strieter as our Volunteer of the Month for July, 2021.  She is also United Way’s Greene County Volunteer of the Year for 2021.

Originally from Bellbrook, Ohio, Terry has been at the Greene County ESC for 25 years and is in her 6th year as Superintendent. The Greene County ESC provides an array of special services in the county including special education programs, mental health supports, and other related educational services.

Terry is a leader who is involved in numerous initiatives in Greene County including the United Way’s Greene County Impact Council and the Leadership Team for Collective Impact.

Of her Volunteer of the Year award, Terry says “I was completely surprised and humbled by this award from the United Way of Greater Dayton. I value the relationships the Greene County Educational Service Center (GCESC) has with the other public service agencies in the county We are a very cross-collaborative county which is a tremendous benefit to the children and families who live here. United Way’s involvement with us has been strong. They introduced Greene County to the Collective Impact framework, and we continue to grow in our efforts to meet the varying needs of our community.”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Terry Graves-Strieter as our Volunteer of the Month for July 2021, and Greene County Volunteer of the Year for 2021.

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