Live United Volunteer

Live United by Volunteering

Volunteering your time and skills to help your community can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Your United Way of Mat-Su can help you find ways to give back to your community by connecting you with ways to volunteer with local nonprofit organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

Download or Print a list of Volunteer Opportunities (.pdf)

Day of Caring - Show Your Community You Care

Imagine leaving your desk on a sunny day with your co-workers and spending two hours planting flowers. Picture you and your friends are laughing, smelling the earth come alive from its long winter sleep, as you rake up debris. Now imagine that the work you are doing is benefiting one of the many Valley non-profits, who help so many in the community have a better quality life. You are a part of helping and it feels so good. If you are interested in learning how you and your business or group can get involved contact Chelsea at 745-5822 or give@unitedwaymatsu.org


a. This award is given annually to recognize a local volunteer and their outstanding work. To nominate a committed volunteer, submit a nomination form via fax, e-mail or mail to United Way of Mat-Su by August 1, 2016. [Insert link to form].

Download the Nomination Form (.PDF)

Congratulations to all previous Dorothy A. Jones Volunteers of the Year!

Minnie Fisher | James & Faye Palin | George Undt

Lou & Shirley Hoffman | June Liebing | Harold Newcomb

Stacie Stigar | Katie Hurley | Janet Kincaid

Robin Bumgardner | Lois Feaster | Clyde Boyer

Wayne Bouwens | Elizabeth Ripley | Pat Purcell

Karl Lund | Helen Munoz | Ola Williams

Mary Omer | Mari Jo Parks | Al Kastar

Karis Johannes

Spark Logo


Download a Spark Flyer (.PDF)


To help Mat-Su students build strong ties to school and
develop skills that prepare them for the future.


All students are engaged in their learning and
have tools to be successful in school and life.

The goal of Spark is to:

Reinforce learning objectives from the classroom to increase comprehension and further academic progress;
Build confidence and foster an interest in learning;
Provide positive, encouraging role models to MSBSD students.

We seek to do this by:

Finding a volunteer tutor/academic mentor that can meet student needs;
Connecting student/s with a volunteer to work one-on-one or in a small group;
Scheduling 1-2 hours each week for groups or pairs to meet;
Keeping in contact with teacher, student, and volunteer to provide support as needed.