United Against Poverty is proud to be serving our community during these difficult times, and we could use your help! Join us in our purpose of inspiring and empowering people living in poverty to lift themselves and their families to economic self-sufficiency.

Volunteers can assist in several areas, including but not limited to:

  • Cleaning, organizing, and stocking shelves
  • Sorting donated clothing and household items in our Member Marketplace
  • Taking inventory in our Emergency Food Pantry

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shemela Morrison by phone at 407-650-0774 ext. 429, or via email at smorrison@unitedagainstpoverty.org.

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Bright Futures Student Volunteers

Family Volunteer Night

First-Time Individual

Community Service - Court Ordered

Volunteer Group

UP Orlando changes lives.

We empower and inspire good people experiencing bad situations to uplift themselves and their families up and out of poverty to self-sufficiency. Our Mission to help the community, is immensely rewarding and the most important work we can do. So we do it with joy, passion and a strong belief in our purpose.

Our work would not be possible without you, our valued volunteers. Volunteers support our Member Share Grocery Program (MSGP), a food subsidy model that fills the gaps for families between food pantry assistance and being able to afford going to a traditional grocery store. Members contribute a nominal handling fee towards the cost of the items they select, giving them access to food, hygiene, and household items at an average savings of 60-70% of their monthly household budget. These savings help families not have to choose between food – quality food – and paying other essential bills.

We rely on volunteers to keep our shelves stocked and our store clean and organized for our families. The valuable work you do in collaboration with our staff ensures that our members – your neighbors– have a dignified shopping experience while utilizing our program. We believe everyone deserves that.

Sign up to volunteer and help us end poverty for good!

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Volunteers Lift Us UP!

It is the only through generous investment of time and talent that we are able to lift the lives of struggling families in our community.

Volunteers ensure the smooth daily operations of our campus, so that our financial resources can be utilized in the most effective way possible. In 2019 a remarkable 58,941 hours of service, valued at $1.45 Million*, were recorded by our volunteers. We simply could not operate without you! *According to Independent Sector’s 2017 Florida Value of Volunteer Time Report.

  • LEAD UP Student Volunteers

  • Family Night

  • Court Ordered Volunteers
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Need Bright Futures Hours?

Are you a middle, high school or college student in need of community service hours?

United Against Poverty welcomes student volunteers! LeadUP provides an opportunity for young volunteers to connect with their community as they prepare for the future. Flexible hours and unique volunteer projects are available. Become a volunteer today by filling out the application!

Volunteers 15 or Younger:

Volunteers 13-15 years old:

Volunteers 15 and under are required to have a parent or guardian present when volunteering. Children must be at least 10 years of age to volunteer.

1. Create your volunteer account.
2. When you sign up for a volunteer opportunity, you will be prompted to enter the email of a parent/guardian.
3. Our system will send parental consent authorization email to the parent, once they complete the form you will be able to sign up.

Volunteers 10-12 years old:

1. Children under the age of 13 cannot create their own volunteer account. Parents, please create an account under your name.
2. To register for Volunteer Orientation, click “sign-up as a team”
3. Enter the names of the children or family members that will be volunteering. “Register Here” (link: https://volunteer.uporlando.org/volunteer-sign-up)

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Our monthly Family Volunteer Nights bring families together in the spirit of service. Join us from 5-8pm on the second Friday of every month for a memorable evening spent learning the joy of giving back. Pizza is provided and all ages are welcome! To sign up, please click below.

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First Time Individual Volunteers

In addition to helping out in our Member Share Grocery Program, individual volunteers are needed to help with administrative tasks, special events, and our educational programs. With flexible hours and unique volunteer opportunities, you’re sure to find your niche!

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Community Service-Court Ordered

United Against Poverty is an organization that believes in second chances. We are proud to offer a community service program, and hope that you find your volunteer experience rewarding. Community service includes pre-trial diversion programs and juvenile court-mandated programs.

Program Restrictions:

  • No violent or sexual offenses, or ANY offenses involving minors are accepted into our program. No Exceptions.

  • Must have a minimum of 10 hours to complete.

  • United Against Poverty does not accept donations of any kind (monetary, food, etc.) in exchange for volunteer hours. United Against Poverty reserves the right to deny or revoke volunteer privileges at any time, for any reason.

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Volunteer Shifts

Volunteers must register for a shift in advance.
Please plan to volunteer for the entirety of the shift that you selected.

  • Monday-Saturday
    • 8:00AM-11:30AM
    • 12:30PM-3:30PM
    • 4:00PM-6:00PM
  • Sunday
    • 10:00AM-2:00PM
    • 2:30PM-6:00PM

With over 500 families using our Grocery Program every day, We rely on volunteers groups to keep our shelves stocked and our store clean and organized for our families. The valuable work you do in collaboration with our staff ensures that our members – your neighbors– have a dignified shopping experience while utilizing our program. We believe everyone deserves that.

Our Volunteer Group Experience is available 7 days a week, 360 days a year. Sign up for TeamUP 360 today, and volunteer to end poverty for good.

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Below Are Some Frequently Asked Questions

Group Volunteering

Individual Volunteering

Court Ordered Volunteering