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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UPCOMING EVENT

Golden Night of Jazz

Join us for a Golden Night of Jazz! Hosted by Always United, this event is a celebration of the music, culture and wine of South Carolina. It will take place in Columbia's Historic District and will feature wine and beer tastings from local wineries and breweries amongst the soulful sounds of live jazz provided by ColaJazz.

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! Check out our brochure by clicking here.

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Volunteer

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

Upcoming Events

Oct 20

Golden Night of Jazz

Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a Golden Night of Jazz! Hosted by Always United, this event is a celebration of the music, culture and wine of South Carolina. It will take place in Columbia's Historic District and will feature wine and beer tastings from local wineries and breweries with the soulful sounds of live jazz...

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