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What We do

Improving Lives. Building Community.

United Way works in a coordinated way with community members and organizations across all sectors to address what our community needs most -
a safe environment for our kids to grow up in; opportunities for people to overcome poverty; resilient neighbourhoods where people feel valued and suppported; and a stable network of nonprofits that are fueled by skilled staff and volunteers.

Local research and community feedback has helped us identify 4 priority areas within which we have the biggest impact. Click on the links below to learn about our work within each of those areas:

Strong Communities

VolunteerismBy investing strategically in well-run programs that measure and track their progress, we're able to impact 51,000 lives in Cambridge and North Dumfries.

See the programs we invest in.
Learn more about our Community Impact Council.
As the official volunteer centre for Cambridge and North Dumfries, United Way plays a critical role in supporting and promoting volunteerism in our community.

Use our Volunteer Opportunities Database to browse current opportunities.
Learn more about our Volunteer Centre.
The Waterloo Wellington Learning Alliance is a partnership of the Volunteer Centres of Cambridge, Guelph/Wellington and Kitchener-Waterloo. Together, we provide game-changing expertise to community benefit organizations.  

View our upcoming workshops.
Learn more about our new Consulting Program.By supporting local youth to get involved through volunteering, we're helping them be the change they wish to see.

Youth volunteer opportunities at United Way.
Upcoming events.United Way's Program for Corporate Community Involvement makes it easy for local workplaces to engage their employees while making a real difference in our community.

Learn more.