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United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s Volunteer Portal is a website that makes it easy for volunteers to find opportunities that suit them and for nonprofit organizations to find motivated volunteers. Each year, more than 10,000 United Way volunteers and 70 corporations contribute more than 40,000 volunteer hours. Join us!

How do I find volunteer opportunities?

If you are interested in finding an opportunity with a specific nonprofit organization click Agencies in the menu and search by name. You can also browse through the list of organizations displayed on the page. You may also search volunteer opportunities by clicking Volunteer Opportunities in the menu and filter by Age (requirements), Agency, County, Date, Distance, Impact Area, Impact Partner, Interest, Phrase. 

How do I respond to volunteer opportunities?

Click on the need, then click the “Respond" button on the upper right hand corner and someone from the organization will be in touch with you. If you don’t already have a profile set up, please fill out the prompts to sign up for an opportunity. If you already have a profile you will then click "Submit Response" on the bottom of the need's posting.

How do I change my e-mail address, password, or other information?

Click “View Your Full Volunteer Resume” on the left side of your dashboard (the first page upon signing in) and then select “Edit Your Profile” where you can update your information, reset your password, and update your interests. Follow the screen prompts to change your information, and click the appropriate Update button when you are finished.

What does it mean to be a Fan of an organization?

Fans of an organization are automatically notified by email when the organization posts a new Need or Event. This is a great way to keep up with your favorite organizations. Click the “Become A Fan” button, located below the organization icon.

I am a nonprofit organization that would like to promote my volunteer opportunities. How do I get started?

If you need further technical assistance and would like to attend one of United Way's webinars about how to use our Volunteer Portal, please email Also, please visit our volunteer portal's host site tutorial page here: recorded web trainings

How can I learn more about United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey?

Please visit to learn more about United Way’s work, how to donate individually or through a workplace campaign, or find out more about our nonprofit resources.

I have a question that isn’t answered here.

United Way is here to help answer your questions. If you are a non profit organization and would like further resources, please visit:

To contact our volunteer support line email: or call 215-665-2501 or 1-866-636-8673 for more information.