United Way
of Massachusetts Bay
and Merrimack Valley

Behind everything we do, there are people like you who make it happen.

People like you get involved in all kinds of ways – big, small, but always important – to create change that lasts for children and families in our communities. Are you ready to plug into your community through United Way? Whatever your interest, we’ve got you covered.

Join the tocqueville society

United Way’s Tocqueville Society provides an opportunity for passionate individuals to make lasting change in our community. Tocqueville Society members join with others to shape change by helping to influence and guide our work.  Learn more about becoming a Tocqueville Society member.

Volunteer with United Way

Many people first get involved with United Way by volunteering. Our Volunteer HQ app will match you with opportunities in your area according to your interests and availability.  Get started now!

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Join Women united

Women United is a group of women in our region working together to create the next generation of leaders. With over 20 events throughout the year, Women United is the perfect way to connect with other professional women and feel the impact of your commitment. Women United opportunities also include a group of young professional women called WINGS, and regional women’s groups in the North Shore and the Greater Seacoast region in New Hampshire and Maine. Learn more.

Connect with other Young Professionals

Emerging Leaders, our main young professionals group, makes it fun and easy for up-and-coming Bostonians to get behind worthy causes in our community. Make summer learning fun for kids, impact youth as a mentor, or help guide a student-led social entrepreneurship project! To get involved, email Jen Smith.

Be part of an Industry Council

The Real Estate and Building Industry and the Private Equity/Venture Capital Industry harness the power of their business communities to create lasting change in our communities. If you’re a professional in one of these industries, consider joining your peers and United Way to make connections, while leveraging your professional skills and expertise to make an impact in your community. Learn more.

Advocate for change in our community

Your voice is powerful.  Use it to help us advance policies that benefit people in our community.  We’ll let you know what the issues are and how you can get involved.  To find out what’s most important right now, click to our Advocate page.

Looking for other ways to get involved with United Way of Massachusetts Bay?  Let’s talk.