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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Raising awareness for autism and United Way

Annmarie & Mike Lyons

"If we continue to encourage people to be active in organizations, like the United Way and its Tocqueville Society, we can be a positive force for change in the modern world.”
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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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Setting an example for the next generation of leaders

Melissa & Chip Tea

"Young people are very engaged in social issues and are generous with their time and money, but there is no question that as a group they have a different set of expectations when it comes to connecting…
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Building community through her passions

Nubia Williams

"I just love the chance to get to know more people, and I think volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community and meet other people who also share a value system that you do."
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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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