Get Involved

As a passionate volunteer, we are here to connect you with meaningful opportunities to give back. You are at the center of everything we do for our community, and we are so grateful you are here. Get involved today. 


You’ve found the perfect place to start your volunteer journey. United Way helps to connect thousands of volunteers in Greater Chattanooga with local nonprofit needs every year. Find the right match for you so you can make a meaningful impact today.  

Local Volunteer Needs

iHelpChattanooga is your one-stop-shop for local volunteer projects. Volunteer needs are added daily, so you can see the latest projects, sign up to help, and even track your volunteer hours throughout the year. It’s free and easy to sign up! Create an account today.

Community Investment Volunteers

Every year we call on community volunteers to help judge and score our next round of grant applications. You can play a critical role in our inclusive funding process by using your unique perspective and background. Volunteers representing our 6-county region judge, score, and recommend how much money is invested in the organizations and programs we fund. Join us!

“Being a community investment volunteer brings about a sense of fulfillment to know your input in helping people.”

Ken Jones

Senior Director of Procurement at EPB

Engagement Groups

Join United Way and connect with a group of like-minded individuals who are coming together to make Greater Chattanooga thrive through giving, volunteering, and advocacy.

Emerging Leaders

Our fastest-growing group of dedicated volunteers! Join young professionals between 21—40 taking collaborative action in philanthropy, volunteerism and leadership. With exclusive events throughout the year, you can leverage the power of United Way to connect, serve and grow — both personally and professionally.

“Emerging Leaders helped me find the community I needed in my 20s.”

Stacey Keating

Vice President of Corporate Communications CBL Properties

Donor Appreciation Networks

Our passionate donors are the driving force behind our work. They empower us to serve more neighbors every year and build deeper connections in the community to help solve our toughest challenges. We are so grateful for each of our donors and extend a special thank you to our donor networks who give generously every year.

Leadership Club

Donors in our Leadership Club exhibit extraordinary foresight and dedication to improving the quality of life for all our neighbors by contributing at least $1,000 annually. As a member of the Leadership Club, you will receive exclusive invites to quarterly donor celebrations and leadership networking events. Interested in joining? Speak with our philanthropy team today.

Tocqueville Society

Named for 19th-century French intellectual Alexis de Tocqueville, whose Democracy in America lauded our spirit of philanthropy. This Society honors United Way’s most generous community-minded investors who donate a minimum of $10,000 annually. 

More Ways to Get Involved


Your donation stays local to support life-changing efforts in your own backyard.



Find opportunities to share your time and talents with those who need it most.



Share your voice to impact the education, stability and health of our neighbors.