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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

Upcoming Events

Jun 19


Friday, June 19, 2020 - Friday, July 31, 2020 | 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM.

We are kicking off our Summer Read-A-Thon with a 24-hour Day of Action for grades 1-3 and a livestream at 5 p.m. on June 20th. Volunteers with Always United will also be prerecorded reading dozens of age-appropriate books and offering suggested activities to keep young readers learning throughout...

Jul 14

Always United - Tuesday Talks

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM.

Always United’s next Tuesday Talks features information about the variety of programs available to South Carolinians above the age of 60 offered by the South Carolina Department on Aging. This Tuesday Talk is not just for that age group. Younger people who are caring or concerned about relatives and...

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