By Robin Albert – Spring 2014

Robin-AlbertWell the words look great on a t-shirt, but what do they really mean?  Living United is a movement. It’s about reaching out to one to influence the condition of all. It’s an invitation and a state of mind.  It’s about giving, advocating and volunteering.  It’s both about mobilizing masses of people and resources in order to create change, and being one person who can offer time and talent. To Live United is a simple as becoming a part of the effort our community.

So this spring, how will you Live United?  Here are some ideas, and you can always find more on the United Way of the Greater Seacoast website at

K-Ready Kids – Help fill, count, sort, pack and/or distribute back packs full of supplies and books to 1100 local pre-kindergarten children.

Spring Into Caring – Put together a team of friends, family, and or co-workers to participate in a one-time group volunteer project.  You’ll find that some projects have specific dates, including weekends, and others are flexible.

Emerging Leaders – Part of the under 40 crowd?  Network. Do good. Lead. United Way’s Emerging Leaders program engages civic-minded young professionals through volunteer opportunities, leadership development, and social networking events.

Find a Volunteer Opportunity – Use United Way’s search engine to input your location and interests to learn about opportunities to serve throughout Strafford and Rockingham Counties.

BoardMatch – Learn about what it takes to serve on a nonprofit Board of Directors – Download So You Want to Be on a Board, a guide to roles and responsibilities.  Or Guide for New Directors on Nonprofit BoardsFor personal assistance contact Robin Albert, Director, Volunteer Action Center, or call 603-373-9105.