Your actions can change lives. Connect and make a difference in our community.

As a United Way Quad Cities volunteer, you can help youth, support families in need and make our community a better place.

When you volunteer your time, you can make a fulfilling impact on your neighbors’ lives. We’re here to help you connect with opportunities where you will make the biggest impact in the areas of your community that you care most about.



Launch a volunteer project that’s right for your team.

You and your coworkers can be a powerful force for good in our community. Find out how you can develop leadership for your rising stars through volunteerism.

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Get connected with volunteers for your next project.

Need volunteers for your project, event or general operations? Nonprofits in Scott County and Rock Island County can tap into our network of volunteers by posting needs to our Volunteer Hub.


Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Saturday, May 11, 2024

United Way QC is partnering with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and River Bend Food Bank for the nation’s largest one-day food drive.

Volunteer to help pick up food on postal routes and unload/sort food at local post offices.

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April 25, 2024: save the date for the next Day of Caring!

Each year, we partner with companies, nonprofits, students, retirees and caring people like you to spend the day making the community a better place. With many, many volunteer projects across the Quad Cities, you won’t want to miss our next Day of Caring, April 25, 2024!

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United Way's Read United QC

Read United strives to increase the number of Quad Cities third graders reading on grade level. This greatly improves their chances of success in school and in life. By sharing just 30 minutes a week of your time, you can change a child’s future.

Volunteers making a difference.

Get in touch!
We’re here to help. Contact United Way Quad Cities’ Volunteer & Events Manager Sydney Elliott or call 563.344.0335.
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Tax Preparation Assistance

Volunteers from the community are needed to help prepare basic, current year tax returns for eligible taxpayers free of charge.

In addition to tax preparers, volunteers are needed for intake and review. Mandatory training and certification is required.

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Find your perfect volunteer project.

Find a volunteer opportunity that fits your interests, skills and schedule using our Volunteer Hub. Browse options that range from one-time to recurring projects that fit all schedules. You will find projects that are always up-to-date, and posted by our community of nonprofit partners.

Day of Caring Invite List

Stay informed of future United Way Day of Caring opportunities. We’ll email you ONLY with announcements and reminders related to Day of Caring, unless you opt in to join our main email list.