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UPSTARTERS is a new youth volunteer engagement opportunity that gives local youth exposure to the role they can play in addressing community needs. Rather than hoping that youth learn about volunteerism or philanthropy by the time they are adults, UPSTARTERS provides opportunities today. UPSTARTERS is focused on the future generation of the United Way learning to lead now.

UPSTARTERS is driven by the area’s young leaders. They identify what community issues to address. They get friends and classmates together to help. They influence where impact dollars should be placed.

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UPSTARTERS lend ideas on what issues impact their community the most, and how to address them.



UPSTARTERS participate in the United Way of Greater Waterbury’s annual calendar of community events.



UPSTARTERS get others to contribute resources – including tangible items, services, time and dollars.


To learn more, contact United Way Volunteer Engagement Manager

Arianna Motta

203-757-9855 x114 / [email protected]


Looking for a project to complete at home? United Way of Greater Waterbury has three specific opportunities to participate in UPSTARTERS activities. Find more information here and fill out the form below once you’ve completed a project!

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