April 19, 2021 - April 24, 2021

Volunteer Week 2021

Let's join forces with United Way to strengthen our community. Together, we can improve the lives of millions of people, because we are more than just fund-raisers. We are hand-raisers. Below you will find options to volunteer in-person, virtually and remotely. Join us in celebrating volunteerism in our community by giving back!

Volunteer Today

Thank you!

Volunteers, we can't thank you enough for your hard work during Volunteer Week! Thank you for giving back over 400 hours of your time. Your impact is being felt throughout the Midlands. We are looking forward to volunteering with you again soon!

Want another option to give back?

Support a collection drive

Make an impact by supporting donation drives organized by United Way of the Midlands. Your purchased items will be shipped directly to United. Way.

Cold Weather Drive
Young Leaders Society Be a Book Bunny
Midlands Reading Consortium School Supply and Book Drive

Lift up an educator

Help us thank our educators by writing an encouraging note or card. Simply drop off your note at United Way of the Midlands during business hours or drop it in the mail. We'll take care of distributing your encouragement to our educators.

Deliver or mail your note to:
United Way of the Midlands
attn: Volunteer Week
1818 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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Celebrate Volunteers

Join us in recognizing volunteers who have gone above and beyond in our community in 2020! Annually, United Way of the Midlands celebrates wonderful and dedicated volunteers in our community. This year’s celebration looks very different than we’re used to, but we are so glad to recognize individuals who have made volunteering a part of the fabric of their lives.

Community Impact Award Winners
LIVE UNITED Award Winners
Alyce Kemp DeWitt Award

COVID-19 Precautions

It is important for our volunteers and community organizations that we take all precautions when volunteering. If you are feeling sick, displaying any symptoms of illness or think you may have come in contact with the virus, please stay at home and consider ways to volunteer virtually. 

Please practice universal infection control precautions. 

-Clean and wash your hands before, during, and after volunteering for a minimum of 20 seconds. 
-Avoid physical contact with others and maintain a social distance of 6 feet. 
-Cover your cough and sneezes with your elbow or tissue. 
-If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. 
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
-Allow for extra time for additional screening from volunteer organizations or agencies to make sure you are cleared to volunteer for the task 

While we are going through this unusual time, please understand that shifts or opportunities may be adjusted. We apologize for any inconveniences but ask for your understanding.  


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Help Change Lives in the Midlands

Giving to United Way is a great way to support multiple causes with one click, knowing that your money will stay right here in the community.

What's Next?

Deepen Your Engagement

Want to get plugged in after Volunteer Week? Check out our affinity groups! We offer ways to engage, donate, and serve for all ages, stages, and giving levels. Give generously, make new friends, expand your network, and help those in need.

Always United
Women in Philanthropy
Young Leaders Society

Volunteer Center Sponsors