Volunteering Is Change Making 

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Volunteering with Heart of Florida United Way is a powerful and effective way to invest your energy, time, and talent into creating a better tomorrow for every person in Central Florida. When we LIVE UNITED, we can work together to change the future.

The best part? There’s a volunteer opportunity for everyone — from tiny tots to students to retirees. We welcome everyone who is ready to influence positive change.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities

Help Your Neighbors All Year Round

HFUW’s Volunteer Resource Center offers fun, family-friendly volunteer experiences throughout the year, including these signature volunteer events which are perfect for individuals and groups.  


Week of Action

During the month of January, HFUW collaborates with local nonprofit organizations to present a week of volunteer opportunities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. These activities include beautification projects, mentor moments, and other exciting opportunities to support your community at large.

Share the Love


Inspired by Valentine’s Day, this February opportunity invites volunteers to “share the love” through an ever-changing volunteer activity.  

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Spring break is a great opportunity to have some fun, and it’s also a time when our local students can learn about giving back. Perfect for students from elementary school through college, this is an opportunity for students to give their time during their Spring Break and make a difference in their own backyard.

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It takes a village to welcome a child into this world, which is why we host our annual Community Baby Shower each spring. Through this event, volunteers help throw a baby shower for Central Florida’s new and expecting parents.

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Each November, volunteers roll up their sleeves to help us package Thanksgiving meal kits and distribute thousands of kits to families in Central Florida.

Specialized Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for a more specialized volunteer opportunity? We have those, too! 

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Perfect for students and others looking for consistent volunteer opportunities, our Action Team will receive first-access to large-scale events, exclusive access to specialty outings, and the opportunity to serve as Lead Volunteers at a variety of outings throughout the year.

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event managers

Support a variety of events throughout the year as a Volunteer Event Manager. Volunteer roles include event preparation, varying roles during events, and critical roles to close out activities. Grow your skills and gain experience while supporting your community!


VITA Volunteers

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax preparation services to individuals and families throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. Our VITA volunteers undergo training through the IRS to help individuals in the community file their taxes and maximize their returns.

Extend Your Impact with a Gift

Can’t make it to our upcoming volunteer activities? Consider making a charitable contribution to Heart of Florida United Way. Every dollar makes a difference as we work together to support the education, health, financial stability, and basic needs of every person in Central Florida.  

Please note: Heart of Florida United Way is NOT registered to accept court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.