Join Matthew Slater’s special team!

United Way is proud to once again work with the New England Patriots and Special Teams ace Matthew Slater to spread the word and help recruit volunteer readers, tutors and mentors.  Here are three fun and easy ways you can get involved.

Host a book drive at your company

Books are the currency of learning! Our valued agency partners throughout our organizational footprint are always in need of books. Consider pulling together a drive in your company! It’s fun, morale-building and you will get real-time satisfaction in seeing a steadily growing pile of ridicuously cute books. Interested? Send us an email at

Pledge to be a reader, tutor or mentor

Matthew Slater and NFL players from across the country are teaming up to recruit volunteer readers, tutors, and mentors as part of our mission to give our youth options for the future. It’s a competition between NFL teams, so by pledging to join Matthew as a volunteer, you support the Patriots, New England, and most importantly, local kids! Click here to get started:

Become a Team Slater ambassador by recruiting your own team of volunteers

Help spread the word and recruit a team of your own friends, family, or coworkers to join Team Slater as volunteers. Our top ambassadors will win an opportunity to volunteer with Matthew at our Hometown Huddle event in October! Email for more info.