United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is proud to be the official volunteer centre in our community. We are one of 200 Volunteer Centres across Canada, with the goal to promote, strengthen, and enhance volunteerism.
United Way promotes volunteerism in all of the programs we support. We also provide resources and support to ensure that volunteers are available to the not-for-profit sector in our community through our Volunteer Centre. The WEVolunteer.ca website is a free service which matches volunteers who can use their skills, energy and experience to assist a non-profit organization.
There are many opportunities to get involved in giving back to your community through volunteering – individually and through your workplace. Learn more about Days of Caring volunteer opportunities, to become familiar about the programs we support and to experience first-hand how United Way is changing lives every day in Windsor and Essex County.
Volunteers play a large role in decision-making and problem-solving at United Way. United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County has a volunteer Board of Directors and many committees which guide our work. By engaging a diverse group of volunteer leaders from many parts of the community, our work is strengthened and supported.
United Way also has special opportunities for youth, young professionals and seniors to become more involved, including our Emerging Philanthropists Program, WE Students United, Think Global Act Local micro-funding for teachers, and our Retiree Volunteer Council.