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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.




It’s never too early to start helping your neighbor. The participation of our young people is vital in our mission to serve. Whether for school-required hours, or simply to be a part of our community, we can find opportunities that will fit young individuals or groups. Join us in building up the Greater Dayton area!


Give a helping hand. Your service can change the world for those around you. Whether you want to help at one-time events, or make an ongoing commitment to serve together, there are plenty of ways to get involved. Volunteering is a fun way to spend quality time, pass down family values, learn about your community, and help others build skills. Help us build a stronger community!


Use your team skills and go beyond the office! Coming together to volunteer as an organization is a great way to offer team building and leadership opportunities to employees, while giving back to the community. Co-workers can team up any time of the year to connect heads, hearts, and hands to create a lasting change.


Share your time and experience with your community. United Way Volunteer Connection can help pre-retirees and retirees stay connected to the community through contributions of their time, talents, and experience. Do you have expertise in marketing, computers, sales, event planning, or other professional skills? United Way can match you with just the right volunteer opportunity to put your expertise to work for our community. You can make the difference!


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 Month



Daj’za Demmings LIVES UNITED by “being open to innovation, creativity and community” in her volunteer role leading Dayton Young Black Professionals (DYBF). 

Having lived her entire life in Dayton (“a west side native!,” she says), Daj’za works for Nuvasive.  As a professional, she felt something was missing in the area and created the Dayton Young Black Professionals organization “to empower and teach others to be our best selves.”

Daj’za has been Executive Director since its founding in August 2018. She spends two or three evenings a week on the project, often as much as 15 hours per week. Volunteering comes naturally for her, she’s been volunteering since fifth grade, including a stint for six years at her family’s church and having the most community hours in her high school.

She’s inspired by “hope for people, and being able to change feelings in the moment.” She goes on to say “when someone feels a certain way, we try to inspire.” She wants DYBF to be a “space to feel engaged and for community service, and encouraging members to be bigger than themselves.” Daj’za has also coached basketball, mentored and is currently on several city boards.

NaAsiaha Simon, Assistant Executive Director of Dayton Young Black Professionals, says Daj’za is “the epitome of what love looks like for people, community and the underserved. She exemplifies impact, change and creating a space for change that the city needs. That’s Daj’za!”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Daj’za as our Community Volunteer of the Month for March, 2020.

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