Last year, 8,449 volunteers gave 120,266 hours worth more than $3.75 million in labor support between Ottawa and Allegan Counties.
United Way of Ottawa and Allegan Counties is proud to be a hub for volunteer engagement in our communities. Here are some of the volunteer events that United Way hosts on an annual basis:
OTTAWA COUNTY ANNUAL VOLUNTEER EVENTS
- Jr. Day of Caring (April-May)
- Summer Stock Up (June)
- Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive (July 18 - August 1)
- Day of Caring (Sept 15)
- United for Warmth Coat Drive (October)
- Rake A Difference (November)
YEAR-ROUND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The ongoing pandemic has resulted in many innovations in the way we engage partners and solve problems in our community. To further our community impact, we are offering several engagement opportunities throughout the year that companies and community members can participate in.
Stuff the Bus School Supplies Drive
Thousands of kids arrive at school without the supplies they need to succeed. Host a site to collect needed school supplies. Click Here to Get Started >
Take a 5, 9, or 21-day personal, guided challenge on how we can be champions of equity in our personal and professional lives. Click Here to Get Started On Your Personal Challenge >
Stock-Up Food Drive
Help our local food pantries when they need you most by collecting pantry staples. Click Here to Get Started >
United for Warmth Coat Drive
Winter makes it tough for many families, with increased seasonal costs and kids that outgrew last winter’s cold-weather gear. Host a winter clothing drive to support local families. Click Here to Get Started >
ALICE Essentials Drive
We all need things like toothpaste, soap, and laundry detergent to stay healthy. But did you know that many assistance programs like SNAP don’t cover the basics? Host a collection site for needed personal care items. Click Here to Get Started >
Represent your community on a United Way committee or task force to address the community’s greatest needs. Click Here to Learn More About Advocating in Your County >
Adopt-a-Park (Ottawa County only)
Assemble a team and join us to look after a local park! Click Here to Learn More >
Hop on a tour bus to see the Impact Agenda at work in your community. Virtual or in-person tours available.
Making Ends Meet Challenge
An interactive learning tool providing a real-life look into the struggles that thousands of families living on the edge of poverty go through every day. Click Here to Get Started >
There are so many opportunities to serve others and to make a difference with the gift of your time. To search local volunteer opportunities, click below.