Category Archives: Volunteer Opportunities

United Way Day at Boys and Girls Club

United Way Day at the Boys and Girls Club (Chatham)

United Way Ambassadors and staff had the opportunity to help teach responsibility to kids attending Boys and Girls Club in Chatham.  The kids painted pots and transplanted flowers and if they care for their flowers well over the next month they might be able to get a classroom pet.  United Way Ambassador, Patricia Dudley, told the kids about how to take care of their flowers and what to do to make them beautiful!

Bridge2Bridge–Fundraiser for Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer Association


Bridge2Bridge, a fundraiser for Danville-Pittsylvania Cancer, will take place on Saturday, April 13th, and volunteers are needed. This is a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run, kids 1-mile fun run, and 40-mile bike ride. We have many positions available, including water stops, set-up/clean-up, and course control.

The link for the available volunteer positions and sign-up can be found here:

United Way Day with DPCS Healthy Families

In February, United Way Ambassadors helped children decorate cookies to assist Danville-Pittsylvania Community Services Healthy Families program.  We aren't sure who had more fun, the kids or the adults!


United Way Day at the Salvation Army

United Way Ambassadors, Board members, Campaign Co-Chairs and staff recently served lunch at the Salvation Army for "soul" Wednesday.  The Salvation Army serves food five days a week to people in need.  We appreciated being able to support them in this wonderful work.

Volunteer Ingenuity


Volunteer Leon Zimmermann innovated the process for stuffing envelopes!

Become a United Way Ambassador

Become a United Way Ambassador


Your United Way is not just about fundraising.  Throughout the year, the United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County has requests from local nonprofits to assist with events, collect needed supplies, or help out in a crisis.  This is why our United Way Ambassadors Program is so important.

When we receive a request for volunteer help from a nonprofit, an email goes out to our Ambassadors with the specifics of the need.  It may be to help with registration at an event, serve soup at a fundraiser or help collect canned goods or school supplies in your place of work.  Ambassadors can decide whether or not they are able to assist with a request.  If not, there are always more opportunities coming!

Our only requirement for you to be an Ambassador is that you wear our United Way Ambassador T-shirt (provided to you free of charge) each time you volunteer through the program.

Want more information or want to sign up to be a United Way Ambassador?  Fill out the Contact Us form or call us at 434-792-3700.

Campaign Report

TOTAL RAISED as of March 15, 2019-


THANK YOU to the following companies for completing their 2018 Workplace Campaign:

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

United Parcel Service

Goodwill Industries of South Central Virginia

Piedmont Broadcasting

URW Credit Union

Carter Bank & Trust

Gateway Health Alliance

Danville Public Schools


Davenport Energy

Mid-Atlantic Fleet Repair

Davis Storage & Warehouse

Mohawk Industries

First Piedmont Corporation


Piedmont Access to Health

Virginia Legal Aid

First Citizen’s Bank

Calvary Baptist Church

White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church


Virginia Legal Aid

Pittsylvania County Schools

American National Bank


Norris Funeral Services


New Vernon Baptist Church

Trinity Baptist Church

City of Danville

ARC of Southside


City of Danville

Danville Pittsylvania Community Services

Danville Register & Bee

Chandler Concrete



It is impossible for one entity working solo to make the changes necessary in our community.  It will take area businesses, nonprofit agencies, civic groups and individuals uniting together to make the greatest impact.


United Way’s Employee Giving Campaign plays a vital role in helping to improve lives and impact our community.  It is through United Way’s Employee Giving Campaign that companies can offer their employees an easy, efficient and powerful way to give back while providing an avenue for them to support their passions and strengthen their community.

If your company is looking for ways to be impactful in Danville and Pittsylvania County, invest in multiple agencies through one portal, and build comradery among your employees at the same time, then consider partnering with United Way of Danville-Pittsylvania County.  Contact us to find out how we can work together to impact our community.