Spotlight : Prevent "Summer Slide" with Books for Youth

Did you know that two-thirds of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities?

You can help! Donate to the Summer Books program, and your dollars will go to the purchase of new books for children of all ages and reading levels, to be distributed at meal sites and community agencies throughout Milwaukee.

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Change Won't Happen Without You - Volunteer with United Way

United Way organizes over seven large-scale volunteer programs each year. These programs help to connect individuals, families and employee groups to our over 80+ agency program partners throughout Greater Milwaukee.

  • Reader, Tutor, Mentor - Change a child’s story. In as little as an hour a month you can make a difference.

  • Season of Caring – September 3 - December 11, 2014. Companies, families and individuals can join us each Fall for volunteer engagement that connects thousands of committed volunteers to our agency program partners and local nonprofit organizations.

  • Emerging Readers – Perfect opportunity for everyone - share your love for reading with a local child. Participants are matched with a child for a three-part book donation throughout the year.
  • Intern Day of Action –  July 8, 2014. Student interns from United Way donor companies across Milwaukee come together in the spirit of volunteerism.
  • Day of Action – Saturday June 21, 2014. National volunteer effort held annually on the longest day of the year..
  • Family Engagement – Introduce your children to the power of giving back to your community through volunteerism.
  • Women's Job Seminar - Assist local women in building the skills they need to secure employment at this annual fall event.

United Way also partners with local organizations and agencies to facilitate supply drives for the community.

Impact an Issue - Volunteer With Our Partners
United Way partners with 80+ agencies which work to strengthen Milwaukee. Join them in their efforts. Whether you are an individual, family or part of a workplace group, United Way can help you design the volunteer opportunity that meets your commitment level and interests. Click on one of the options below to find your opportunity.

Please note you will be redirected to opportunities hosted on our partner, the Volunteer Center of Milwaukee:

Engagement type:

One-Time Skills-based

I want to help:

Children/Teens Families
 Youth Development
 Healthy Babies  

More Opportunities

United Way is a proud supporter and partner of the Volunteer Centers of Greater Milwaukee and Ozaukee Counties. For additional volunteer opportunities, please visit their websites.

In Greater Milwaukee:
The Volunteer Center of Greater Milwaukee, (414) 273-7887

In Ozaukee County:
Volunteer Center of Ozaukee County, (262) 377-1616

In Waukesha County:
United Way Volunteer Center, (262) 547-8459

Why Volunteer?

Whether it’s important to you to help solve a neighborhood problem, champion a cause you are passionate about or strengthen your community, volunteering enables you to work towards positive community-wide change. By volunteering you can:

  • Develop communication and leadership skills
  • Meet new people and make connections
  • Share your strengths and skills with others
  • Learn to work as part of a team
  • Make a difference in someone’s life


Please contact Karissa Gretebeck at (414) 263-8160 or complete the form below.

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