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Behind all our work, there are people like you who get involved in big and small – but always significant – ways to ensure a better future for their family and their community.

Leadership society members spring into action for a shelter upgrade at mosaic


Your time is precious and we’re beyond grateful for any that you’re able to lend. We currently mobilize over 9,000 volunteers a year and we’d be lost without each and every one of them.


There are many volunteer opportunities that span our different impact areas.
Take a look at the calendar of upcoming projects – we’d love to have you join us!


Face-to-face engagement

Work directly with the people who benefit from your contributions

Make spaces

Take part in beautification projects like landscaping, painting, and space makeovers

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the office?

Make an impact by assembling high-need items for community members

View all Volunteer Opportunities


Research shows that 78% of volunteers reported it lowered their stress levels,
and 96% indicated that it enriched their sense of purpose in life.

Tocqueville meets with and discusses hot topics with legislators at annual eggs & issues


People often hear the word “advocacy” and think of professional lobbyists. Advocacy is much more than lobbying – and anyone can be an advocate!

It can be as simple as posting a tweet in support of a policy or emailing your legislator about an issue that matters to you.

Sign up to hear about ways you can use your voice to influence policy and take a stand for what you believe in.

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Lehigh hanson hosts a coat drive for children of child care group


Your donations transform the lives of your North Texas neighbors every single day. When you give to United Way Metropolitan Dallas, your whole community literally keeps the change.


$2 per week provides a yearlong crisis intervention and counseling for a child who has been abused


$4 per week preps a student to succeed in college or career after high school


$10 per week helps individuals find and keep jobs, and promotes a stronger small business community


See more of what your dollar buys  

Volunteers turn houses into homes for three deserving Veteran families on veterans day

Start a Campaign

Our campaigners have done some pretty amazing things to raise money to change lives in North Texas by pooling their passion, knowledge, and resources. They’re thinking of new things to do every day. What will you do?

Create your own personalized campaign page and ask your family and friends to help you reach your goal. Setting up your campaign will take less than a minute!

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Backpacks & brews: young professionals donate backpacks to make back-to-school a little easier for students

Join a Giving Society

We are 90,000 strong. We are young and old. We come from different backgrounds and do different things, but we come together as one for the community. Choose the United Way leadership giving group that’s right for you.
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