More than 650 volunteers help the Greenwich United Way mobilize the community in strategic efforts to identify and address critical human services needs. As the driving force behind everything we do, our volunteers help us achieve measurable and sustainable results through comprehensive planning, efficient fundraising, and effective investment in the community. Our list of volunteer opportunities is always evolving as we engage in new initiatives that address the changing needs of the community. Below is the current list. Please Join Us!

Campaign Fund-raising Committee – Dozens of volunteers lend their talent and time to help the organization raise money each year.  As a part of the Campaign Committee, volunteers review contact lists, add prospects, write personal notes to the individuals they know, and participate in a phonathon to prior donors… all as a part of a coordinated solicitation process.  Timeline and Commitment: Volunteers are recruited in late Spring/early Summer and serve, depending on the specific tasks, at different times throughout the year.  Specific job descriptions are available for particular roles.  For more information contact Jeremy Nappi at

Community Investment Committee – A group of approximately 40 volunteers meet between late April and early June to review applications and make visits to the organizations seeking program funding from the Greenwich United Way.  This volunteer opportunity is truly a wonderful way to learn about the needs of the Greenwich community and the organizations, programs and services that address them.  Timeline and Commitment:Volunteers are recruited in March and serve through early June.  A specific timeline and job description is available for this committee.  For more information contact Caroline Smit, Coordinator of Community Planning & Agency Relations at

Reading ChampionsDifferent from other volunteer reading programs, Reading Champions is focused on building the students’ fluency skills.  More than 100 specially-trained volunteers tutor several hundred children in eight Greenwich elementary schools and three after-school programs.  Volunteers are recruited in early Summer and serve, on a regularly scheduled basis, from Mid-October through May.  Training, materials and support are provided.  For more information Click Here or contact Jenny Byxbee, Youth Services Coordinator at

Teens – The Junior United Way was created by local teens to enable them to get involved in solving community problems.  Led by and for young people under the guidance of adults, teens choose focus areas, develop their own ideas and make a measurable difference.  Timing is determined by the teens based on projects and schedules.  To get involved contact Youth Services Coordinator, Jenny Byxbee at

Community Planning – Membership on the United Way’s Community Planning Council is managed through a nominating process, but the Council often has opportunities for anyone who may be interested in getting involved in its work.  Varied opportunities may involve assisting with occasional focus groups, researching specific areas of need through online research or conversations with local experts, helping the Council with its own outreach to share information and prepare presentations.  Timeline varies with the task, but generally very flexible.  For more information contact Caroline Smit, Coordinator of Community Planning & Agency Relations  at