There are an abundance of volunteer opportunities in our community. United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties is a volunteer-driven organization that relies heavily on the generous contribution of time and talent by hundreds of local individuals every year. Volunteering is an opportunity to gain professional skills and gain a greater understanding of the needs in the community. Our staff is very flexible in working with volunteers' schedules and career goals.

Read below for opportunities with United Way and our community partners.

United Way:

Office volunteers:
A perfect opportunity to volunteer for 30 minutes or 360 days. Office volunteers work in assisting with clerical and high-priority projects that require additional office support.

We are seeking office volunteers to help with:

Bulk mailings
Preparing informational materials about United Way
General research and data entry

To volunteer for United Way, please complete contact us.

United Way's Young Leaders Society

The mission of the Young Leaders Society is to promote and encourage the spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism among the residents (20's, 30's, or 40's) of Benton and Franklin Counties and other individuals with similar professional and community interests. Members of the United Way Young Leaders Society are committed, compassionate and generous individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact throughout our community. YLS coordinates quarterly volunteer projects in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

For more information about volunteering through United Way's Young Leaders Society, please contact us.

Cork's Place

Cork's Place offers a safe and nuturing environemnt where children, teens and families who have experienced a death can share experiences, support on another and find comfort as they move through the difficult process of emotional healing.

Volunteers are needed to facilitate grief support groups for children ages 3-17. Support groups meet every other week during the school year and average 8 hours monthly.
A 30 hour training is required. Following training a minimimum of a 10 month commitment is requested.
To register for a training or learn more, please call Brandy or Heather at: (509) 783-74