Volunteer Center

Volunteer Center


The United Way of Central Massachusetts Volunteer Center connects caring people with meaningful opportunities to make a difference in our community.

Browse Opportunities

For more information about volunteering — including internship opportunities and customized volunteer opportunities for your organization — or to access our library of materials on volunteer management, contact the Community Services Program at (508) 757-5631 ext. 221.

More Ways to Volunteer

Holiday Wish List 2017

Planning for the Holiday Wish List is under way! 

We invite you to be a part of United Way’s annual Holiday Wish List, helping connect local non-profit agencies and programs with caring volunteers.

In addition to being available on our website, the Holiday Wish List will be printed in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Parent Magazine, and other publications. Our goal is to reach as many potential volunteers as possible—youth, families, and working professionals who are committed to LIVE UNITED!

Tell us your volunteer needs

Volunteers are the heart and soul of every community, helping local non-profits deliver on their important missions to serve others. Please let us know your organization’s volunteer needs for the period mid-November, through January 2018. These should be short-term, fun activities that engage volunteers in a meaningful way.  You may include requests for specific gifts or non-monetary holiday-related donations.

Complete the form by October 20 

To have your agency participate, please complete the Holiday Wish List request form and return it to us by October 20,  2017.  Be sure to include a brief description of each volunteer project or donation requested, as well as the name and contact information for a person who will engage volunteers.


If you have any questions, please contact me at (508) 757-5631, Ext.221, or via email at kerri.sandberg@unitedwaycm.org

Working for Worcester

Can your community organization use a helping hand? Last year, Working for Worcester (W4W) coordinated more than 1,000 volunteers from 10 Worcester universities and multiple neighborhood organizations, helping increase access to recreation spaces and wellness resources for Worcester families and children—community gardens, dance studios, playgrounds, basketball courts, and more—22 projects in all. Now, W4W welcomes your request for new projects to improve our community. Learn how your organization can become a W4W project site. RFP deadline is Friday, October 20.Working for Worcester project