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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



Regina Whitenack LIVES UNITED by “reaching into communities” in her work with White-Allen Chevrolet.  United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize her as our Volunteer of the Month.

A Troy native, Regina moved away before returning to Troy with her husband, three dogs and a cat.  She is the social media coordinator for White-Allen and also has a baking business.

Last year, Tim Allen Jr of White-Allen Chevrolet told his team that they really wanted to “do it up” for the holidays.  This lead them to United Way, where they were hooked up with Christmas programming.  For 2020, the White-Allen team sponsored Christmas for ten families, with toys and even some small appliances.  Regina was the point person for these projects. Asked how she gets her team engaged she laughs and says “I boss them around!”  She actually organizes competitions and generally tries to “make it fun.”

“Seeing the kids’ faces makes everyone smile.”  Regina has also been involved with election work and loves to place groups from White-Allen at local non-profits, such as House of Bread.

According to Mike Squire, Associate Vice President of Resource Development with UWUDA, “Regina has been at the forefront of leading White Allen Chevrolet’s efforts to help us meet our mission of uplifting our neighbors. Regina works tirelessly to raise money, organize events, coordinate volunteers, and so much more. She truly embodies what it means to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer. Regina’s passion for giving back is evident in all she does and her impact is far reaching  in our community.”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Regina Whitenack as Volunteer of the Month for January 2021.

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