Volunteer Connection

Volunteer your time & talent in YOUR community!

Ongoing volunteer opportunities…

POP Star Reading Program, Sept-May

Volunteer in Harlingen and San Benito one hour a month at our POP Star Reading Program. The POP STAR programs is held during the school year, September through May. POP Star is a favorite volunteer opportunity of many business offices and community leaders in our community. Call Kathy Preddy at the United Way office to volunteer or receive additional information, (956) 423-5954.

Stuff the Bus, August

United Way is committed to helping children and youth achieve their potential! You can help by collecting school supplies at your place of business or donatin at one of our drop off sites. After donations are collected we need volunteers to sort the supples for our local school districts. Supplies are distributed to Harlingen, San Benito, La Feria, Santa Rosa, Rio Hondo and Willacy County School Districts.


Campaign is in Full Swing!

Call the United Way office to schedule a 5 to 10 minute presentation for employees. Give them the opportunity to GIVE BACK to their community through payroll deduction.

Training for the VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Training will be held in November, call the United Way office for details.

Volunteer your time and talent at a United Way Agency…


Agencies that help children, youth, and adults, acheive their potential;

Boys & Girls Club of Harlingen, Gerald Gathright, (956) 428-4183

Boys & Girls Club of San Benito, Hugo Zurita, (956) 399-6442

Rio Grande Council of Boy Scouts, Rudy Gonzalez, (956) 423-0250

Harlingen Area Educational Foundation, Eric Kennedy, (956) 467-4113

Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas, Lea Peacock, (956) 425-2484

The Literacy Center of Harlingen, Linda Klowetter, (956) 428-8883

Pop Star Reading Program, United Way Initiative, Kathy Preddy, (956) 423-5954

INCOME ~ Promoting financial stability and independence

Green Path to Financial Stability, Cynthia Villarreal, (800) 333-4357

HEALTH ~ Promoting healthy living that leads to better quality of life

CC Children’s Advocacy Centers, Inc., Maggie’s House, Anna dela Cruz

(956) 361-3313

Family Crisis Center, Laura Martinez, (956) 423-9304

Westbrook Clinic VAC, Wally Cantu, (956) 428-2653, Ext. 327

BASIC NEEDS ~ Providing food, shelter and clothing in times of crisis

American Red Cross, Danella Hughes (956) 423-0523

Salvation Army of Harlingen, Majors Ernest and Denise Lozano, (956) 432-2454

Loaves & Fishes of the Rio Grande Valley, Pastor Bill Reagan, (956) 423-1014

Harlingen Neighborhood Food Pantry, Jim Coffman, (956) 454-9325