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Hundreds of volunteer opportunities are available whether it’s helping children achieve their highest potential, enabling families to build financial stability, or supporting a senior’s independence. We have placements for all ages whether you’re a college student, youth, teen, or adult.

When you volunteer, you see first-hand how United Way is helping to improve lives and creating lasting change in our community.


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

Bob Glavin

LIVES UNITED “because it gives me a purpose” as he volunteers for United Way’s Community Impact Council. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Bob as our Montgomery County Volunteer of the Year!

Bob came to the Dayton area in 1986 from Rochester, NY.  He is now retired from Avery Dennison.  He has been a United Way supporter since his Rochester days, and was involved with campaigns at his workplaces over the years.

He has been volunteering since college when he was with Big Brothers Big Sisters.  He also has been involved with TOP soccer over the years, which is a special needs sports program.  When he retired, he says, “I could start doing what I want to do, which is volunteering.” Sure, he likes to golf, but “volunteering gives me a purpose; I want to help people.” He “absolutely” encourages others to volunteer as well.

In addition to his United Way work, Bob can be found at St Vincent De Paul and House of Bread weekly.  He is passionate about working toward homelessness and hunger causes, and his volunteer activities take up about 30 hours of his week.

Tracy Sibbing, United Way’s Vice President of Community Impact, says that “We are fortunate to have a volunteer who not only helps United Way in the community but who also lends his time, treasure, and talent to other agencies he is passionate about.”

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Bob Glavin as our Montgomery County Volunteer of the Year for 2022.

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