United Way Action Days

Welcome to the United Way of the Laurel Highlands' volunteer page!

If you are an individual, company, or local organization who would like to volunteer in either Cambria or Somerset Counties, we invite you to reach out to us by email to start lending a helping hand in the community. Commonly, those who volunteer through the United Way are connected with local organizations who are helping to meet the most pressing needs of our communities. Volunteers will commonly help with food distributions, community beautification days, community garden projects, backpack programs, and many other specific efforts happening in the community!

We welcome all who would like to participate in these types of events!

If you, or your organization, would like to become involved with United Way volunteering, we ask that you reach out to us by sending an email to admin@uwlaurel.org

United Way Day of Action

Kicking off on June 21, United Way Day of Action is a time to improve and engage our community. This year, wepicture of a stork holding a baby began our first ever diaper drive to support the formation of Diaper Bank. Knowing one in every three families faces diaper need, this is a tangible way to help our neighbors.

To host a diaper drive, simply reach out to us and we'll help you plan and promote the event. Businesses, organizations, and civic groups are welcome to participate. 

This year's "Action Days" will culminate with the Power of the Purse on October 7. By that time, we hope to have exceeded our goal of collecting 500 packages of diapers.

Once collected, the diapers will be sorted by size into lots of 25 diapers to be distributed to partner sites across Cambria and Somerset Counties. Hosting a diaper drive at any point in the year is a great way to support parents and young children across our region. Diapers help us to ensure babies are clean, dry, and healthy.