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Research shows that 78% of volunteers reported it lowered their stress levels, and 96% indicated that it enriched their sense of purpose in life. Behind all of our work, there are people like you who get involved in big and small-but always siginficant- ways to ensure a better future for their family and their community.


Your time is precious and we are grateful for any that you are able to lend. Last year we logged over 4,000 volunteer hours. We would be lost with out each and every one of our volunteers.


FACE TO FACE ENGAGEMENT: Where you work directly with the people who benefit from your contributions.

MAKE SPACES BRIGHTER: Where you take part in beautification projects like landscaping, painting and space makeovers.

CAN'T LEAVE THE OFFICE? Where you make an impact by assembling high-need items for community members.


People often hear the work "advocacy" and think of professional lobbyists. Advocacy is much more-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. Stand up for what you believe in!


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


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


CAMPAIGN CABINET: Donate your time to help solicit donors on United Way of Central Arkansas' behalf.

*members of the Campaign Cabinet help the United Way reach more donors on a personal level. The benefits for a company are exposure to local businesses as the representative of a charitable organization.

COMMUNITY IMPACT VOLUNTEER (Site Visitor): These volunteers conduct research on our local non-profit agencies to aid in the fund distribution of the money raised in our community. Community Impact volunteers ensure that United Way is addressing our community's greatest challenges.

JEANS & BLING: Employees from your company can participate in helping UWCA to put on our #1 fundraiser in the Spring by volunteering one day to set up the event. "Jeans & Bling" allows UWCA to raise funds for social service organizations in our community.

STUFF THE BUS: Work with United Way staff and volunteers to collect school supplies and/or backpacks for children in the Faulkner, Van Buren & Perry County areas.

TURKEY TROT 5K: Work with United Way staff and volunteers to conduct our annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Last year we had over 750 participants.

UNITED WAY FREE TAX PREPARATION: Volunteer to help your community by preparing taxes free of charge with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). You will recieve training to provide free tax help for low-to-moderate income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. There are many jobs related to this program that do not include doing tax returns, such as greeter, intake, etc.