Volunteer Stories

We believe in the power of volunteerism to transform our community. United Way Volunteers come from all walks of life. They roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is needed most. Be on the front lines and see what a difference your support makes. Below are just a few of our volunteer’s stories.

We believe in the power of volunteerism to transform our community. United Way Volunteers come from all walks of life. They roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is needed most. Be on the front lines and see what a difference your support makes. Below are just a few of our volunteer’s stories.

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Giving back to the vibrant city he loves

Andrew Flowers

"No one has to go it alone — we live and work in this society with our family and friends — and I’ve benefited from that support. I want to take time to help someone else. "
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Giving back with gratitude

Keri Ellis

"Being involved in Bridges Society allows me to interact with a similar demographic of young professionals and opens up so many opportunities to get involved."
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Helping others through her love of people

Monica Stanton

"I’ve been on boards where they always have the same ideas floating around, but with United Way there are always fresh ideas and new things going on, and they always want to know how things are going…
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Building relationships to help others flourish

Shane Jakubovic

"Seeing United Way focus on individuals in need, who might be scared to ask for help at times, is great. They provide access to services to people who truly need it — and they do it in a compassionate…
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A joy for life, a passion for serving others

Yasmin Shaheed

"I love that they provide holistic assistance for everyone and anyone, because we all get down and out at times. I’ve been hands-on with them for years, and I really enjoy the organization."
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