Volunteering benefits everyone – the volunteers, their employers, and the community. 

Research shows that individuals who volunteer in their community are happier and more satisfied with their lives, and companies and businesses that incorporate volunteerism in the workplace consistently report higher levels of employee satisfaction, morale, and team effectiveness. 

Tulsa Area United Way’s volunteers are the cornerstone of our operations, with community members executing crucial processes and assisting the community throughout the year.

We fund partner nonprofits in the areas of education, health/safety, and financial stability. Agencies offer volunteer opportunities or service on boards and committees.

Days of Caring

  • Days of Caring are a much-loved volunteering tradition that expresses the philanthropic spirit of our community. Groups of volunteers give their time throughout the year to a variety of service opportunities to help their neighbors and strengthen our nonprofit community.

affinity groups

NextGen United – The Tulsa area’s next generation of leaders and philanthropists who engage in networking, professional development, volunteering, and philanthropic opportunities.

Always United – Retirees and pre-retirees who remain engaged as valuable community resources through volunteering, social and educational programing and mentoring.

Women United – Women donors who create positive change in the community through focused investments of time, talent and financial resources.

Community Investments Panels

  • Community Investments Panels
    Sign Up: Oct – Dec | Service: Feb-May
    Volunteer panels carefully study TAUW’s partner nonprofits and make recommendations for allocations to ensure optimal impact in our community. For more detail on the Community Investment Process please visit the Community Investment page at TAUW Community Investments Process.
  • Fellowship Program
    Sign Up: Summer | Service: Aug. – Nov.
    These volunteers work full-time on the annual TAUW campaign. These executives are either loaned by their employers or paid through generous sponsorships.

Not sure of the best volunteer fit for you?

Complete our Volunteer Interest Form and we’ll find the best opportunity for you.