Get Involved

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
—Mahatma Gandhi


Whether it's $10, $20, $100, or $1,000—every dollar donated to United Way is changing lives in our community.

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On the frontline of the fight for our community are thousands of volunteers who bring LIVE UNITED to life by giving selflessly of their time and talents to create lasting solutions and improve the quality of life for all of us who call the Rock River Valley home.

Whether it’s reading to children, serving as a volunteer income tax preparer for low-income tax clients, delivering meals to homebound seniors, or being part of the annual Day of Caring, there are hundreds of ways to roll up your sleeves and make a difference.

Ways to volunteer

Lend your muscle. Get involved in your community. Create a free volunteer profile at and connect to local volunteer opportunities based on your interests, skills, and schedule.

Looking for volunteers? can help with that, too.

Run a United Way Campaign

Each year, companies choose to align their philanthropic giving with United Way of Rock River Valley because of our unique ability to bring together partners, donors, and volunteers to tackle issues in our community. Click here to learn more.

Give to Our Endowment Fund

Did you know that United Way of Rock River Valley is an endowed organization? Thanks to the generosity of forward thinking donors, endowed funds will help sustain our impact far into the next 100 years. Learn more about how you can give to our endowment fund.