Want to help? Volunteers are needed for a number of activities throughout the year, most of which require no greater skill than a willingness to participate. we have opportunities to help out in the office doing data entry and filing to lending your time and expertise to a coalition or helping us to manage our events and raise funds. Whatever you might want to do, we could use the assistance. It's through support and engagement from the community that we are able to get this work done, together.
First things first...
Read this super handy Volunteer Opportunity guide, developed by Berkshire United Way staff. In it will be all of the details you need on what types of opportunities are available, and who you should reach out to specifically for more information. We won't know you want to participate in volunteering activities unless you reach out to us - so check out the guide, it will give you everything you need to get engaged in moving mountains in the Berkshires.
Use your voice to create real and lasting change!
Advocating for policy change can be big or small. For example, you can urge your government to invest more in schools. You can petition your school committee to adopt a health curriculum that has been proven to make a significant difference in outcomes, or you can mobilize residents to speak out on a critical community issue in person, via phone or online.
Click here to find your legislators, who you can call, write to, or email to have your voice heard in the legislative process!
Join or support our community coalitions:
- Pittsfield Promise early literacy campaign
- Chapter One...our towns. our kids. our future.
- Early Childhood Impact Council (ECIC)
- Positive Youth Development Impact Council (PYDIC)
- Berkshire Youth Development Project (BYDP)
- Economic Prosperity Impact Council (EPIC)
Watch "The Case for Early Education" - a recording of our Early Education Advocacy Day on November 4, 2016.