This is our city: Uber, United Way partner to celebrate Boston’s strength as a community

BOSTON — This weekend, people come together from all over the globe to celebrate human perseverance in the city of champions. In the spirit of the Boston Marathon, Uber is partnering with United Way so that anyone can contribute to the growth and well-being of Boston.  Between now and April 28, Uber will be raising awareness of opportunities for individuals to get involved through volunteering and will be donating $20 to United Way for every NEW Uber user who uses the code ThisIsOurCity.

“Volunteers represent the lifeblood of our work,” said Karley Ausiello, Vice President for Volunteer Engagement at United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.   “Whether they serve on a Board, read to a child or mentor a youth, or paint the walls of a homeless shelter, their actions speak loud and have impact.”

Upcoming United Way volunteer opportunities include:

  • Launching a Learner on May 2 from 3-5 pm at United Way offices at 51 Sleeper Street in Boston, where volunteers can learn about the importance of early childhood issues and put together literacy kits for families;
  • United Way’s 15th Annual Board Connection on May 13 from 6-8 PM at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel , which brings together professionals seeking meaningful community leadership opportunities with executive directors and board members of nonprofit organizations looking to strengthen their volunteer leadership boards and communities; and
  • United Way Day at the American Red Cross food pantry on May 21 from 8:15am-12pm at the American Red Cross Food Pantry at 1033 Massachusetts Ave in Boston. Limited space available, sign-up is required.


To learn more or sign up for any of these opportunities, please send an email to

To learn more about additional opportunities to volunteer, visit