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Get Involved

Behind everything we do, there are people like you who make it happen.

People like you get involved in all kinds of ways – big, small, but always important – to create change that lasts for children and families in our communities. Are you ready to plug into your community through United Way? Whatever your interest, we’ve got you covered.


Many people first get involved with United Way by volunteering. View our upcoming events for opportunities to get involved.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Rock Hall SDA Church Blessing Bag Program -Weekly on Tuesdays – 2:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. plus once a month for food bank deliveries 12:00 noon – 5:45 p.m. Contact Vickie Anderson410-699-0770 or

Character Counts
Our community volunteer Character Coaches visit classrooms, delivering character messages to the students of Kent County. These weekly discussions with their coaches cause the students to take the time to stop, think and reflect on the importance of their character. Our hope is that our messages encourage and remind them that they live in a community where many care and support them. Volunteers are needed throughout the school year during the school day. Visits last approximately 20 minutes each week and are scheduled by the volunteer.
Email: 410-708-6617

Compass Regional Hospice
Patient volunteers, admin, events, Compass Closet (Thrift store), Greeters at Barnette Center, Veteran volunteers, Grief Services, Camp New Dawn.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore (BBBSES)
Assist children facing adversity to reach their fullest potential through mentoring, resources, and enrichment. Mentoring Matches are based on preferences, proximity, and similar interests. Professional Case Managers support, evaluate, and coach participants. Email: 410-543-2447

For All Seasons

Learn more by contacting Mary Wilson at

Good Neighbor Fund – Good Neighbor Fund, part of the Chester Valley Ministers’ Association, is seeking volunteers to sit at an outreach table with Salvation Army and Samaritan Group to help families and individuals with emergency expenses (primarily housing, utilities, medical). Outreach is on Tuesdays, 10 am – 12 noon at First United Methodist Church in Chestertown. Each volunteer would be scheduled a minimum of once a month. Brief training provided. Contact Laurie Loveless at

Samaritan Group
Volunteer opportunities for evening and overnight shifts to help monitor shelter guest operations in various churches in the Chestertown area. Provide evening meals for guests. Every evening, January through March

Shore Legal Access

Always need more volunteer attorneys, volunteers for outreach events, and volunteer interpreters/translators. Contact Laura Chafey – 410-384-6058 – Exact dates/times may vary.

Upper Shore Aging
Volunteers are needed to help with the senior care programs, senior reassurance phone calling, answering phones, making calls, and greeting visitors, as well as engaging seniors in an activity at the Senior Center. Monday – Friday 8am-3pm 410-778-1182 (office) 443-480-1949 (cell)


Your money supports some of the most significant agencies in the County which offer a variety of programs and services. Your dollars are well spent. United Way makes certain that Member Agencies are fiscally responsible and meeting genuine needs. United Way works hard to achieve its mission while keeping its own costs to a minimum. United Way of Kent County is well managed by a diverse, hard working Board of Directors. Designated contributions are sent directly to the Member Agency without United Way retaining fees. Your money makes a difference. United Way provides the most difficult funds for an organization to raise – administrative costs, scholarships, new program costs. Just ask our Member Agencies, they will tell you that United Way dollars make a difference.

View our donation page for more information.

Other Ways

Looking for other ways to get involved with United Way of Kent County? Send us a quick message and tell us what you have in mind!