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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 by “giving all I can to make sure our community succeeds” in her United Way work on Preble County’s Impact Council.  United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Leslie Collins as our Volunteer of the Month for June, 2021.  She is also United Way’s Preble County Volunteer of the Year for 2021.

Originally from Carlisle, Ohio, Leslie has been in Preble County for more than twenty years.  She graduated from Miami University as did her son. She was at the Register-Herald newspaper for twenty-two years.  “I know the people!” she says of Preble County communities. With that knowledge of her environs and the people, she is now the executive director of The Preble County Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber was instrumental in the county’s COVID response, hosting focus groups with United Way and even setting up events for children with Safari Junction and ongoing work with Dolly Parton Imagination Libraries.

“Any time I can help, I do,” she says. “We are a giving community.  The more we do for Preble County the better.  Success for Preble depends on it.”

“Leslie is a terrific committee member and we are lucky to have her advocating for United Way in our community,” says Bob Fischer, United Way’s Preble County Board Member.

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to name Leslie Collins as our 2021 Volunteer of the Year for Preble County.

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