United Way of Essex And West Hudson Depends on Volunteers Like You.

Volunteering can be a deeply rewarding experience where you can make immediate and lasting change by improving lives and building a stronger community.

Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. There is no shortage of opportunities to make a difference in our communities.

Here are some great volunteer opportunities.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) 

VITAVITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of approximately $52,000 a year or less. In addition to providing free tax preparation, VITA works to ensure everyone in the community receives all of the tax credits and deductions for which they are eligible.  During the 2013 tax season, locally, VITA prepared more than 4,000 tax returns, bringing approximately $4.2 million in tax refunds to the our in-need community members. 

Free training is provided. Flexible scheduling. Great way to give back.

For more information contact Gavin Taylor at (973) 854-2244 or gtaylor@uwewh.org

Run for Healthy Kids

United Way of Essex and West Hudson in partnership with Newark Public Schools, the Newark Museum and the Nicholson Foundation are hosting our second annual Night at the Museum. Our partners have invited parents and pre-schoolers to attend a summer learning fair, in which teachers and other school staff present mini-lessons with strategies to help pre-schoolers engage in math and reading over the summer. Additionally, we will offer food, prizes and book giveaways. We are looking for volunteers for two shifts 12PM-4PM and 4PM-8PM for set up, participant flow, distributions and clean up. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage with NPS staff, parents and students. Join us!

For more information contact Catherine Wilson at 973.624.8300
or cwilson@uwewh.org

United Way Worldwide’s DAY OF ACTION

Every year United Ways across the United States come together for a Day of Action on June 21. Local United Ways provide volunteer opportunities to help impact our neighborhoods in education, health and income. Our location for this year is still to be determined. Stay tuned for our Day of Action and how you can register to volunteer!

For more information contact Catherine Wilson at 973.624.8300 or cwilson@uwewh.org

 United Way Community Health and Wellness Fair 

winningwithwellnessUnited Way of Essex and West Hudson hosts aFREE community health and wellness fair. Participantshave an opportunity to connect with community agencies that will provide resources, educational workshops and health screenings. There are fun activities, prizes and raffles. Volunteers are needed to help set up, manage various stations and interact with the community.

For more information contact Machelle Lassiter at mlassiter@uwewh.org or 973-854-2231