Discover how YOU can help to drive positive, lasting change for the communites in our service area!

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Curious about getting involved? Perhaps you're interested in serving your community where it's most needed, being on an issue-focused committee, or lending a hand at one of our events.

Ada Regional United Way is a volunteer-driven organization. We offer many ways to give back to the communities in which we live. We pride ourselves in being someplace everyone can come together and give back at whatever level works for them. Neighbors caring for neighbors!

You can check out the opportunites we have available to volunteer your time under Volunteer Opportunities. Please fill out our volunteer information form, and we'll be in touch soon with current and upcoming opportunities.




If you can't volunteer your time, why not donate items? Many agencies rely on the public for their support and will have call outs to the community for needed items. Why not check the donation opportunities below! When you give In-Kind gifts, you're changing lives. Someone needed that jacket you don't where anymore, someone could use diapers for their baby, someone could use a new pair of shoes, someone could use those extra cans of food because they ran out of money until their next paycheck. The list goes on, but there are plenty of opportunities for you to give back. 

  1. Ada Homeless Services: Any time. Needs volunteers to pick-up donated linens, launder, fold, mark the size, and package them in sets. Their clients love receiving fresh linens when they move into their new homes. 
  2. TLC Therapeutic Riding Center: 4:00-6:00 pm. Helping with lessons includes side walkers and horse leaders. Safety training is required at the facility before you volunteer. Currently, lessons are three days a week, we ask that you commit to one for consistency of planning and for the client. It is great exercise and fresh air! "Volunteers don't necessarily have the time, they have the heart". 
  3. Abba's Tables: Mon-Fri 1:00-4:00 pm cooking shift, 4:30-7:00 pm for the serving shift. The cooking shift helps with meal preparations, the serving shift helps with serving evening meals, and with clean up. Get a group together. It'll be fun and rewarding!
  4. Ada Senior Care Center: Volunteers needed with flexible volunteer hours of 7:30 am-5:30 pm Mon-Fri. Volunteers can visit with clients, help them play games and/or make crafts, help with office work: filing, organizing, passing out flyers, marketing/website design, and help with cleaning daily between 3:30-5:30 pm.
  5. Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma: Help girls grow confident and strong! Whether you have a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months to give, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible, fun, and meaningful. Be the troop leader who works with a group of girls weekly, a mentor in your area of expertise, or provide behind-the-scenes support that makes Girl Scout programming possible. 
  6. Pontotoc County Literacy Coalition: A non-profit providing free tutoring services to adults in areas of learning to read, improve reading skills, math, & high school equivalency test prep. They need volunteer tutors and help to reach out to those who need their services. Volunteers work on their own schedule when convenient for them and the students they are matched with. They also offer free web-based distance learning for those who are unable to come in person for tutoring. Volunteer training is available to get started.  
  7. Youth Connect Club: Providing youth with activities and opportunities. Volunteers are needed to be volunteer chaperones, especially in the summer, to assist with field trips, and activities and be a van monitor. Opportunities are Tuesday - Friday, 9 am-5:30 pm. Must be at least 16 yrs or older and pass a background check
  8. The Salvation Army: Store volunteer to help sort and hang clothes, design displays, or construction projects. Great for Individuals or groups. Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. 
  9. Ada Adult Learning Center: One-on-one tutoring for core subjects: reading, math, language arts, science, social studies, and/or help organize donations received. Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 3:30 pm throughout the school year.
  10. Unity Point Counseling & Resource Center: Volunteers can play games with the children, do arts and crafts, or even just sit and talk with them.

  11. Early Settlement Mediation- East Central Program: Providing free mediation services to Oklahomans going through conflict. Volunteer mediators receive free mediation training to help mediate a case both in and out of local court systems. Basic mediation takes 1--2 days depending on if it is hybrid or in person. Volunteers can mediate as much or as little as they want. To maintain the mediation certification you only have to volunteer 10 hours a year. 




  1. Ada Homeless Services: Pots, pans, dishes, cups, silverware, knives, utensils, bakeware, mixing bowls, microwaves, toasters, coffee makers, shower curtains/rings/rods, towels/wash cloths, bedding, pillows, blankets, sheets, trash cans, hampers, laundry baskets, brooms, mops, vacuums, clocks, etc. (No decorative items)
  2. Ada Homeless Services: Furniture needed: Beds with mattresses, dressers, tables, chairs, couches, love seats, recliners, end tables, coffee tables, shelves, cabinets, rugs, and lamps.
  3. Abba's Tables: Bulk size or large quantities of canned or frozen vegetables, boxes of pasta, bottles of salad dressing, canned or bagged beans, any type of bread, cases of water, frozen meat, and fresh, frozen, or boxed desserts.
  4. Ada Senior Care Center: Bingo Prizes are needed! Please donate things from around your home like trinkets, cups, scarves, purses, costume jewelry, decorations, etc. Also, other popular items come from the dollar tree: crossword books, word find books, lotions, brushes, candy, nail sets, makeup, etc.
  5. The Salvation Army: Donate furniture, clothing, sporting goods, building materials, tools, household goods, reusable cabinetry, and most anything.