Oct 3, 2023


On September 12, over 500 dedicated volunteers offered their time and talents to contribute to 20 different organizations, successfully completing nearly 60 impactful projects throughout the community.

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May 20, 2022

Stuff the Bus and Its Impact on Our Community

Over 32,000 books will be donated to central Iowa kids from United Way of Central Iowa’s annual Stuff the Bus Book Drive.

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Mar 8, 2022

Double your volunteer interest by using the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub

Is a nonprofit you’re connected with looking for ways to boost their volunteer engagement? Learn how the Central Iowa Volunteer Hub can help.

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Dec 21, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight: The Season of Giving

Throughout the holiday season, people feel a stronger sense of family, community, and gratitude for where they live – especially when they live here in central Iowa. Naturally, many want to find ways that they can give back some of the good that they’ve received this year – and United Way is always here to help!

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Sep 15, 2021

Day of Action draws more than 700 volunteers

More than 700 volunteers gave their time to 29 nonprofits and four metro-area school districts yesterday (September 14) as part of United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action, the largest day of volunteer service in the region.

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May 3, 2021

Volunteer Spotlight: Sammons Financial Group

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations and companies to redesign volunteering in 2020 to provide a safe way for their employees to continue to serve our community. Sammons Financial Group was one of those companies that found a way to transform their business superpower into an impactful volunteer opportunity – keeping volunteerism and the importance of giving back at the forefront of their business.

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Oct 3, 2020

Day of Action 2020 Accomplishments

United Way of Central Iowa’s Day of Action is the day of the year when we pull together as a community to harness our collective strength as volunteers. In a normal year, we would be volunteering in person. We would read to students, build houses, clean-up playgrounds, paint a mural, or a myriad of other activities.

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May 29, 2020

Announcing Progress toward the Community Goals for 2020

At today’s virtual LIVE UNITED celebration, United Way of Central Iowa announced progress toward the Community Goals for 2020 in Education, Income, and Health with the release of its 2020 Community Impact Report, along with honoring organizations and individuals with the annual LIVE UNITED Awards.

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Apr 30, 2020

Give Thanks to Our Front-line Workers

Ideas for how you can join the movement and participate in #GivingTuesdayNow.

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Apr 22, 2020

How Will You Raise Your Hand?

United Way of Central Iowa volunteers give back to the community by raising their hands and taking action – especially when crisis strikes. Will you join them?

Whether you have been volunteering with us for years or are taking the first step in giving back to the community, we have in-person and virtual opportunities for you to get involved right now listed on our Get Connected volunteer portal. Here are just a few ways you can raise your hand: Read More