Welcome to United Way of the Wine Country

United Way of the Wine Country has been dedicated to improving lives locally for 50 years. Everyone deserves a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. To create lasting change, United Way focuses on solving the underlying causes of common problems related to education, income and health. We are committed to achieving lasting solutions - not just quick fixes - for our entire community.

Volunteer for Schools of Hope

When kids can’t read, they can’t succeed. Schools of Hope is an Early Grade Reading Initiative that helps children build the critical reading skills needed to succeed in school and life. Through Schools of Hope, we recruit, train and place community volunteers in the schools. The tutor works one-on-one with Kindergarten through third grade students during the school day to supplement the work they are doing in the classroom. Learn more here.  

To volunteer in Sonoma County, click “Sign Up to Volunteer!" below. For questions in Sonoma County, please contact Ariel Vipond at 707-528-4485 ext. 103 or [email protected].

To volunteer in Mendocino County, please contact Bonnie Schoefer at North Coast Opportunities (NCO) Volunteer Network by calling (707) 467-3200 ext. 316 or by email at [email protected].

To volunteer in Lake County, please contact Moncia Vanoven at North Coast Opportunities (NCO) Volunteer Network by calling (707) 263-4688 ext. 421 or by email at [email protected].

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