Get more involved and be a part of United Way Suncoast by attending one of our upcoming events.

Next Upcoming Event:

ReadingPals Orientation

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1:00 – 3:00 PM
United Way Suncoast Tampa Office
5201 W Kennedy Blvd #600, Tampa, FL 33609

Children who are read to are more likely to become good readers. And children who read at grade level by the fourth grade are four times more likely to graduate from high school.

Become a ReadingPal.

ReadingPals is a United Way program where volunteers provide positive reinforcement and personal attention to a child (kindergarten through 3rd grade) who would benefit from a little extra reading support. We aim to not only improve children’s reading skills, but also impart a love of reading.

As a ReadingPal volunteer, you will:

  • Commit to regularly meet one hour a week with the same child as a ReadingPal Tutor.

There are 6 after-school sites to choose from across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties.

For more information and to submit interest in becoming a ReadingPal, contact Nicole Brown at or 813-274-0998.

June 2019

2019 Onboard: Train to Serve on a Nonprofit Board

We’re proud to announce the return of Onboard, back by popular demand! Join a community of young leaders who want to make an impact in our community through serving on a nonprofit board.

This summer we’re introducing a 1-day learning “boot camp” to take place on Friday, June 21 in downtown Tampa from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2019. Class size is limited. (OnBoard will be offered again in late summer 2019 in the traditional 5-week format.)

This course will give you the foundation needed to not only find the best board fit to match your personal passions, but provide you with the knowledge and tools to be highly effective in your new board role.

What makes this course different?

In addition to receiving a certificate of completion from United Way Suncoast, you’ll receive an in-depth overview of our local nonprofit community AND be connected with trusted nonprofits who are actively seeking new volunteer leadership for their boards and committees.  You’ll also be connected with past OnBoard alumni to continue building community connections.

Course Topics Include

  • The Role of Nonprofits in the Community
  • Board Governance
  • Navigating Nonprofit Financials
  • Expectations for Board Members
  • and much more!

Enrollment Fee:

Non YLS Members: $300 YLS Members: $100*

CLICK HERE to apply. Be sure to share the flyer below with your friends, family and coworkers.

For more information on YLS or OnBoard, email


*YLS Members invest $500 or more annually in United Way Suncoast programs to fund education and financial stability initiatives to ensure every person in our community has the opportunity to achieve their full potential.