The United Way of NWA couldn't function without the time and resources of our valuable volunteers! Let us know what volunteer opportunities you're interested in and we'll get you more information.

Live United Day

Live United Day is a volunteer day of action for the Northwest Arkansas community. It is one of the largest one-day volunteer efforts of the year, and takes place during National Volunteer Week. Northwest Arkansas unites to serve Benton, Madison and Washington counties in Arkansas and McDonald County in Missouri. Local volunteers are paired with non-profits to complete much needed projects. In 2017, over 600+ volunteers served dozens of organizations in the area at 34 projects.

Fill The Bus

United Way staff and volunteers spend shifts of 2 hours throughout the weekend filling the bus with school supplies at all the Walmart Supercenters in Benton, Madison, and Washington counties in Arkansas and McDonald County in Missouri. Through their efforts and the generous hearts of the NWA community,  over 110,000 school supplies are donated to kids in need annually.

Gift In Kind Warehouse


United Way of Northwest Arkansas’ Warehouse connects millions of dollars of donated product to local non-profit agencies and regional food banks. Individually or as a group, you can spend a morning or afternoon volunteering in the UWNWA warehouse prepping these donating products!

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program

(November Training, Participate January-April)

The program utilizes the power of local volunteers to serve as tax preparers and other key positions to help individuals and families receive a “tax time boost” to help build stronger financial lives. No previous experience is required.The hours are flexible. Volunteers are asked to serve an average of four hours per week from January through the tax deadline, which is April.