Here For Good Volunteer Month 2024

Berkshire United Way is proud to present our 4th annual

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April 11-May 11

Community members, workplace employees, and partners throughout Berkshire County join us for a month of volunteer activities.

Volunteer Month Events

(opportunities will continue to be added)

Junior Achievement of Western MA supports Financial Reality Fairs at Taconic and Pittsfield High Schools.

Help educated students on financial literacy by volunteering at a booth or support the general event.

April 5 | Taconic High School

April 12 | Pittsfield High School

Help package 40,000 servings of food to be distributed to several food pantries throughout the Berkshires. Join as an individual or as a team of 8.

Where: Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 16 Melville Street, Pittsfield

5:00-8:00 p.m. at Hot Plate Brewing Co., 1 School Street, Pittsfield

Meet Berkshire Pride's team, learn about volunteer opportunities, and find the perfect role that fits your skills and interests. Plus, enjoy great company, delicious brews, and exciting surprises throughout the evening. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or new to the Pride scene, everyone is welcome!

Berkshire United Way is helping Berkshire Pride recruit volunteers for the 2024 Berkshire Pride Festival. Learn more about the opportunities to volunteer at the festival at this recruitment event or click the button and sign up today.

Focus is Our Children, founded by Manny Slaughter and Vannessa Guess Slaughter, provides outreach programs offering dance, sports and literacy, health education, mentoring, and cultural enrichment to children and families.

The organization is moving into space at First Church of Christ in Pittsfield and Berkshire United Way, in partnership with Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, are gathering the volunteers and supplies to freshen up and paint the space.

Lee Bank staff and board members kicked off the project on April 11. Berkshire Bank will be there on April 24 and Lee Bank will return on April 25.

Join Berkshire United Way and Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires to learn more about our new board matching service and other volunteer opportunities on Thursday, April 25, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

Free, but please register.

Employees from Stop & Shop, Home Depot, and Mativ will prep the grounds and landscaping at Soldier On in Pittsfield for the spring. This event is in honor of Earth Day.

Saturday, May 11, 9:00 am to noon, in the parking lot at the corner of South Street and Clinton Avenue.

$5 per box suggested donation will benefit Berkshire United Way. Personal documents only.

This event is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union and services are provided by ProShred.

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) conducts this annual national food drive. First held in 1983, this food drive helps feed millions of Americans. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Read more | Watch video

Read more from our local media

Spectrum News 1: Stamp Out Food Hunger is Saturday

Berkshire Eagle: Amid an increase in demand for food pantries, Pittsfield postal carriers work to help fill shelves during this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

If you take photos at any volunteer event, make sure to tag us and use #VolunteerForGood

Visit our Volunteer Center for more volunteer opportunities

For assistance with the Volunteer Center, email Brenda Petell, Director of Volunteer Engagement, or call 413-212-1431.

#HereForGood Volunteer Month Archive

Volunteer Month is a success thanks to the sponsors; the companies, organizations, and individuals who volunteered their time; our partners who helped organize events; and everyone who celebrated with us at our Live United Community Celebration. View our Volunteer Month archive.