Please Volunteer - Your Time and Talents are Needed!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Acton-Boxborough United Way! There are many ways you can help. Whether you are looking to fulfill community service hours or a way to give back to the community, we have many opportunities for you to get involved from home in these COVID-19 times. For many of these opportunities, you will be supported and paired with an experienced volunteer or team. Most tasks require access to a computer and zoom video conferencing.

Please complete this form if you are interested.

Below a listing of current volunteer opportunities:

Outreach Committee (meets bi-monthly on Tues at 7 pm)

Addresses critical community needs and issues during COVID-19, such as allocating emergency grants to residents, food security, mental health...)

Virtual event planning around priority issues (mental health)

Planning for Day of Caring - corporate employee teams helping out at local non-profits (Sept).

Communications Committee (mostly day - time meetings)

Strategizes and supports all communications across platforms

Social media ambassadors (promote ABUW events using your personal social media) to announce and share events.

Post website announcements and support website redesign

Creating slideshows or video for use at virtual events

Write articles for monthly e-newsletter

Gather impact data and write content for Impact Report (Annual Report)

Research online best practices from across the global United Way Network for communications (what materials do other UWs use).

Share best practices from A-B United Way with the UW network.

Campaign Committee

Coordinates all fundraising activities

Virtual fundraising events

Major gifts

Corporate partnerships

Grant writing


Grants Allocation Committee (Sept/Oct)

This committee reviews community impact grant applications from local nonprofits and makes recommendations about annual grant distribution.

Options:
1) Listen in - for the first time all interviews are open to the public

2) Participate in (virtual) site visits

3) Review one agency application and participate in interview panel and deliberations Requirement: Participate in one (virtual) training

Operations support

  • Format or create playbooks for different types of virtual events
  • Write thank you notes

Special Initiatives

Virtual Annual Meeting planning (June 9)


Other Ways to Hep the Community

During this unprecedented crisis, each of us can make a difference. You can call a neighbor who might be lonely. You can participate at a food drive at a supermarket.

To Volunteer

  • Register at Neighbor Brigade, if you would like to volunteer for local agencies who need help transporting foods, groceries, medicine and essentials to residents who cannot leave their houses. Neighbor Brigade will match your skills and interests with the needs of local agencies.

To Offer Supplies

Additional information