The best source for local volunteering.
RUW is the region's only centralized volunteer resource and is the best place to find a volunteer opportunity in your local community. Why? Because we can connect you to a wide variety of different organizations that offer a great fit for your interests and skills.
When you serve as a volunteer, you not only put value back into your community, you gain a better understanding of the needs around you and become part of the solution for those needs.
Volunteering is also good for the health of your business. Businesses that have volunteer programs have a much higher employee retention rate, and attract a lot more candidates for hire than those who do not have employer sponsored volunteer programs. Employees who volunteer put more time and effort into their jobs, are more willing to help their colleagues, speak more positively about their companies, and are less likely to waste time on the job.
Stories of Change
When Tretel was in middle school, he didn’t think going to college was possible. Fear, lack of funds and circumstances made him feel it was a dream too difficult to achieve. Then, he joined a Rappahannock United Way program where he was able to overcome all of that…
When clients walk into Catholic Charities Family Services for counseling, a warm welcoming environment is critical. Eager volunteers from Mary Washington Healthcare recently washed windows, cleaned base boards, painted doors, and pulled weeds…
Rappahannock United Way funds programs at LoisAnn’s Hope House to help move people from homelessness to financial stability and then into permanent housing.