Always United

Always United provides opportunities for individuals who are at or near retirement to continue their relationship with United Way and make the Midlands a better place to live.
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What is Always United?

Always United was formed in 2017 with 100 charter members who understand that just because they are retired, their work isn't done. Our members want to do something meaningful with a lifetime of expertise, and Always United provides the perfect outlet for that experience. We offer social events, community-building and volunteer activities, and mentorship opportunities. No donation is required to join, and everyone is welcome!

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Find meaning through volunteering for good causes! United Way’s Volunteer Center offers many opportunities for Always United volunteers to match your skills with the unique needs in your community. 

Opportunities include:

  • Helping first graders learn to read through Midlands Reading Consortium
  • Serving hot meals to individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Teaching life skills, such as gardening, to children in foster care
  • Giving companionship to hospice patients 

Volunteer Opportunities

Featured Speaker


Our member enrichment program featured guest speaker Candy Waites, President of Seniors on the Move, who shared tips for downsizing and decluttering! Seniors on the Move specializes in helping seniors and their families manage the process of downsizing and moving.

Upcoming Events

Oct 08

Always United Lunch & Learn: Always Volunteering

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Join Always United to learn how you can stay active and engaged in the community by being a volunteer. Hear from United Way's Community Impact Partners needing volunteers for short term, ongoing or specialized skills. There are many volunteer opportunities from filling out tax returns to helping the...

Oct 22

United for the Future with Peter Buffett

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Please join United Way of the Midlands at the Columbia Museum of Art for United for the Future: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett – a free multimedia performance filled with music, storytelling and an exclusive opportunity to participate in an interactive conversation on community...

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