Become a part of our collaborative model through volunteerism!

Whether you are looking for short or long-term opportunities for yourself or your group, contact us and we can find a meaningful way for you to give back and learn more about your community.

volunteer@uwloraincounty.org | 440.255.6530

Signature Volunteer Engagement Opportunities

You can help local families, one item at a time.

Host a collection, join us to sort & inventory items, deliver them to one of our collaborative partners, or do all three! Collect Host a collection for one of our priority items at your workplace, storefront, or with your family! We’ll provide a box, signage and messaging.
  • Books
  • School Supplies
  • Tampons & Pads
  • Work Clothes
Sort Schedule a time for your group to join us at the Stephen J. Ross Volunteer Engagement Hub, where we quality check, sanitize, inventory, and package items to be distributed through our collaborative partners. Deliver Help us bring needed items to agencies who will distribute them directly to families! We can arrange an opportunity for you to learn more about that agency and what they do to support the community. *this opportunity is available on an as-needed basis.

Ready to get started?

Email volunteer@uwloraincounty.org or call 440-277-6530.

Join us for our Saturday Sorts at the Stephen J. Ross Volunteer Hub as we sort, inventory, and package items to be distributed to families in need. Volunteers aged 5+ are welcome.

Sign up here!

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will train and certify you to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families in need of tax preparation assistance. Don’t know much about taxes? Don’t worry—we walk you through a comprehensive & straightforward training – but the software does all of the heavy lifting. 

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We’re looking for local professionals & retirees to join us in expanding the capacity United Way staff in connecting with the the Greater Lorain County community. 

Learn more about what we do below and if you’re interested:

  •  Fill out this form, or
  • Join us at one of our upcoming Meet & Greet events to learn more about what we do!
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Kyle Maurer
Fiber-Seal of Northern Ohio

Marilyn Alejandro-Rodriguez
Cleveland Clinic

Dave Andrews
Community Member

Dr. Chris Babiuch
Cleveland Clinic

Brad Calabrese
University Hospitals Avon Health Center

Jillian Cremona
Lorain County Public Health

Tanya de Almeida
UAW / Ford Ohio Assembly

Katelyn Gonzalez
Neighborhood Alliance

Nick Katseros

Eboni Johnson
Oberlin College

Kirsten Knavel
Avient Corporation

Karen Mahan
Community Member



ServeUnited Ambassadors typically spend about 3-5 hours every month volunteering & building connections. The time spent falls into the following opportunities:

  • PLAN:
    • Participate in monthly conversations to strategize and make action plans for the month.
  • ACT:
    • Join us at a work session or volunteer on your own – writing notes, making calls, distributing materials, and more.
    • Network with ServeUnited members and other United Way supporters in a casual environment, like a happy hour at one of our Small Business United partners!


If you are…
  • …passionate about our community
  • …a goal setter
  • …interested in advocating for United Way of Greater Lorain County
  • …creative and personable
  • …able to make the commitment
…then we’d love to talk to you!

Contact Matthew Bahnsen at matthew.bahnsen[at]uwloraincounty.org for more information – or fill out the form above!

Join us for one of our upcoming, family-friendly volunteer opportunities!

Questions? Email Norma at volunteer@uwloraincounty.org