YOUTH UNITED brings together youth from area schools to volunteer and make a difference in our community. Join our Facebook group to stay up-to-date on volunteer projects!
Want to help make a difference in your community? United Way hosts four Volunteer Vacations each year. These programs are designed for youth ages 13-19 year olds. Volunteer Vacations are held during Fall Break (October), Thanksgiving Break (November), Mid-Winter Break (February), and Spring Break (April). It is a day service program where youth complete two to four projects each day. Youth are able to get involved in local volunteer projects and make a difference in our community while having fun! The program begins at 9:00 a.m. each day and ends at 4:00 p.m. Past activities have included: park clean-ups, putting on a play for children, playing games with elderly and other exciting activities. Starting February 16th, 2018, there is a registration fee of $25. This fee includes a t-shirt, transportation throughout the day, food (lunch, snacks, and drinks), and materials for projects. Scholarship are available. Contact Amy Faillace if you have any specific questions.
Upcoming Volunteer Vacations:
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 (Registration coming soon!)
Get Connected: Visit VolunteerNWGA.org, an online volunteer matching program to view over 50 local volunteer opportunities in our community.
goLEAD- United Way's Service Learning and Leadership Camp
United Way’s Service Learning and Leadership camp will take place June 5th – 16th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday - Friday. Each participant will learn about team-building, leadership, and service learning. At the end of the camp, participants will design and implement a service project. A goLEAD certificate and approximately 20 hours of volunteer service will be earned by the end of the two weeks. This camp is open to high school students based on the 2016-2017 school year. Check out pictures from last year's goLEAD group
Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship
Shaw Industries has partnered with United Way of Northwest Georgia to offer the Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship to two high school seniors and/or juniors. The scholarship will be awarded annually at the United Way Annual Meeting held each spring. Don't forget to keep track of your 2017 volunteer hours!
Youth Volunteer Awards
Individuals are honored for their commitment to service and dedication to volunteerism through the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. The Presidential Service Award will be awarded to the recipient during their school's Awards Ceremony.