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Behind all our work, there are people like you who get involved in big and small — but always significant — ways to ensure a better future for our families and communities.

We're in this together

This is your United Way. This is your community. Lend your voice. Raise your hand. Make a difference. We’re here to connect you to opportunities to volunteer, to lead, to help people – and to connect you to other people who share your passion. Join us!


There is no better way to create change than to volunteer right where needs are being served daily. Hands On Charlotte, the volunteer arm of United Way, provides group and individual experiences across our region.

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United Way engagement groups bring individuals of all ages and interests together to support the community. Choose the group that best fits you!

Young Leaders

Brings together young professionals to take collaborative action in philanthropy, volunteer and leadership activities throughout the community.

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Creates change through fun projects and meaningful mission moments, all while networking with like-minded 20- to 30-year-olds over social gatherings.

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Unites African American trailblazers to lead, influence, support and teach our community in order to foster social equality.

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Women United

Connects professionals, community volunteers and business leaders dedicated to making a lasting impact in the Charlotte region.

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More Ways to Get Involved


Advocacy is much more than lobbying. Use your voice to take a stand for what you believe in by sharing through your community groups, social media posts or emails to legislators.

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Your donations transform the lives of your neighbors every single day. When you give to United Way, we will ensure your investment makes the greatest impact in our community.

Make a Donation


Our campaign volunteers have done some amazing things by pooling their passion, knowledge and resources. Start your own campaign today with family, friends or coworkers.

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