Get Involved

Be a gamechanger - join us! 

United Way offers so many ways for you to make a difference in your Northwest Indiana community. From youth and senior citizen engagement to addiction and disaster relief services, you can donate your time, talent and treasure to help those around you who need it most.

Your support of United Way of Porter County is needed now more than ever. More than 69,000 area residents are serviced annually. We connect them to the help they need most by supporting more than 55 programs in Northwest Indiana.

From helping 4 and 5 year olds prepare for school to providing at-home care for the elderly, we are there. BUT we couldn't be there without you. 

Your community needs you. We hope you will join us!

Whether you want to help as an individual, group or organization, we need you! Here's how you can help:

We assure the availability of an entire network of human services.

We have the power to make a real impact in our community. Families, friends and neighbors need help every now and then. By LIVING UNITED, we can and will improve the quality of life in Northwest Indiana.

100% of every dollar donated to United Way of Porter County goes to help people. We maintain a pinnacle 4-star rating on Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit analyst organization.

Interested in a Planned or Retirement Giving opportunity? We do that, too. Learn more here.

Corporate Partnerships

Let us help you meet your social responsiblity goals and do so much more in the community. Learn more here.

Goodwill Ambassadors Program

Volunteer to help us spread the word about how individiuals, companies and the United Way Partner Network are positively impacting community need in Northwest Indiana.

Participants receive professional development training and expand their professional network by participating in a variety of activities such as Day of Caring projects, area nonprofit tours and community presentations.

Your organization builds a reputation as a community leader that postively impacts Northwest Indiana.

Learn more about the commitment and sign up your staff here.

Program & Event Sponsorships 

Support your community with program and event sponsorships. There are a variety of options that will increase your brand exposure and show you care about your community. Check them out here.

United Way and its partner organizations depend on volunteers. We couldn't do any of this without you! No matter where you want to volunteer, we can get you there. 

Events for everyone!

We host fun volunteer and fundraising events to support our community. From March through October we always have something going on. Check out our upcoming events here.

  • Day of Caring: Communitywide Volunteer Day
  • Golf Classic: Party on the Green
  • Annual Community Celebration
  • Porter County Volunteer Fair
  • Valpo Half Marathon & 5K