United After Work

No Matter Where You Are,
We're Here To Keep You Connected.

Your next chapter means it's time to relax and forget the daily grind of work. But it doesn't have to mean you're not involved in your community. 
United After Work is a group for individuals who are retired, soon to retire, or looking to move on to the next chapter of their life. It is for people who recognize the important role volunteerism and philanthropy play in strengthening our community. United After Work allows you to engage with your peers and continue to make a difference with United Way of the Lakeshore.
The group meets the 4th Wednesday of every month from 9:30-11:00 a.m at United Way of the Lakeshore to learn more about United Way of the Lakeshore supported programs and agencies, and to find out how they can help support our community. 

United After Work:

1. Connects you with like-minded individuals
2. Gives you access to volunteer opportunities
3. Helps you stay active in your community

Find Your Niche
We Make Volunteering Easy!

United After Work is about opportunities for you! We provide members many opportunities to volunteer their times and talents. Your new found flexibility and unique experiences will allow you to serve with family and friends. 

Whether you are looking to volunteer at a one time event or on a regular basis, we have you covered.

Did you know volunteering is actually good for you? 

A  2017  survey commissioned by United Health Care found a correlation between volunteering & physical health:

  • 75% said volunteering made them feels physically healthier.
  • 34% said it helped them manage chronic health conditions.
  • 79% said it lowered their stress levels

Giving Back Is More Than Just A Donation. 
As An United After Work Member You:

  • Meet and network with local retirees and professionals at monthly meetings.
  • Volunteer at individual and group service projects.
  • Advocate by using your voice to support important policy and advocacy efforts.
  • Learn about how your support makes an impact on children and families in our region.
  • Contribute to local programs that support education, financial stability, and healthier lives.

Your Involvement Transforms Lives

Donating and volunteering through United Way of the Lakeshore makes it easy to support the causes you are passionate about! Thanks to your generosity, we have been able to serve our community’s most pressing needs and help our most vulnerable individuals.

"I Live United After Work because it gives me an opportunity in various ways to give back to my community in a manner that is consistent with the United Way goals and with my own personal abilities.” 


Click here to sign up for United After Work, or to receive more information about connecting with United Way of the Lakeshore after your retirement. 

Questions? Contact Lori O'Brien at lori@unitedwaylakeshore.org or (231) 332-4009. or fill out our online interest form here.

To learn more about Retired & Senior Volunteer opportunities, contact Lynn Keech at lynn@unitedwaylakeshore.org or (231) 332-4016, or download an RSVP application here.