Opportunity for Impact

The power of collective action can make an immeasurable impact. We are asking local individuals, businesses and community organizations to give back to their community by signing up and/or assembling teams to show their investment and commitment to Lake and Sumter Counties by volunteering 

Register to become an official UWLS volunteer today! Many opportunities are awaiting. 


Help your neighbors build better lives.

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income, and health. These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties strengthens our community by supporting dozens of programs at many local non-profit agencies that are held accountable to produce results. All funded programs are reviewed annually for effectiveness and efficiency.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunites

Health and wellness summit

Volunteers are needed for the inaugural UWLS Health and Wellness Summit on June 22, 2024. We need assistance with setting up the event from 7:30-9:30 a.m. and with clean-up from noon to 2 p.m.

The summit will connect local residents to FREE, needed health and wellness resources. The family-friendly event will feature many health screenings, services, speakers and information, including: physicals, blood-sugar testing, dementia screenings, lactation specialist, liver screenings, a nutritionist, fitness with yoga instruction, and more.

Thank you for your interest in helping with this important and valuable community event.

Questions about the Health and Wellness Summit should be directed to Nishika Stafford at staffordn@uwls.org or 352-787-7530 ext. 240.


We are always looking for Volunteers for the following Programs…

VITA: Free Tax Preparations

VITA Volunteers are local residents who receive FREE tax preparation training by UWLS and certification by the Internal Revenue Service.

Anyone who would like to serve as a VITA volunteer, please contact Nishika Stafford at 352-787-7530 or  staffordn@uwls.org.

Women United

Women United is a group of women coming together to create hope and change in their communities. Women throughout our community are brought together to improve the lives of women, children and families. In addition to fundraising events each year, our members help lift up our community though donations, advocacy and volunteer work.