Our Volunteer Connection is a great resource for community service opportunities. Volunteering nurtures the desire to learn, stay connected, and believe in one’s own potential. Help us make your community a better place to live.
Join us on a rewarding volunteer experience to benefit Greene, Montgomery, and Preble counties.
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
Volunteer of the Month
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
MIKE GALLAGHER, BRUNNER LITERACY CENTER
Mike Gallagher LIVES UNITED by “contributing time to make organizations successful…and tutoring math!” at Brunner Literacy Center. United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Mike as Volunteer of the Month for January.
Born in Sidney, Mike moved to Dayton in 1961 and worked as an accountant until 2010, when he retired and began a stint at St Rita parish. He is married with four children and 12 grandchildren. While at St. Rita, he learned of the Brunner Literacy Center’s mission and has been volunteering with them since 2016. Mike tutors clients and GED applicants in math two days a a week. He has been very active since retirement, also volunteering Mondays at a food pantry and with St. Rita. “I have a great desire to do things – maybe I’m easily bored! I’m grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had!”
He encourages others to volunteer, encouraging folks to “look inside themselves and ask ‘do you want to do something?'”
Ashley Lackovich, executive director of Brunner Literacy Center, says “Mike is an awesome volunteer. He’s helped so many students, responsibly and dependably!”
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area is proud to recognize Mike Gallagher as Volunteer of the Month for January 2020.
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of recognition for his or her service?We’d love to hear about them!