Our Mission

United Way Suncoast helps build a strong, caring community by mobilizing volunteers to engage in meaningful service projects across DeSoto, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties. 

Who We Are

United Way Suncoast builds stronger communities through volunteerism. We meet critical needs through volunteer service and civic engagement. Our projects make the Suncoast Region a better place to live for everyone. We inspire, equip and mobilize people to take action.


The Volunteer Center, a service of United Way of Hillsborough County, Inc. started HandsOn Tampa Bay in early 1995. Five program areas were chosen as the initial base for projects, which were Children, Homelessness & Hunger, Housing and Rehabilitation, Food Distribution and the Environment. Since then, our key areas of service have evolved to these key areas:

  • Animals & Environment
  • Children, Youth & Family
  • Disaster
  • Educaiton & Literacy
  • Homelessness & Hunger
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Seniors

In June 2012, United Way Tampa Bay merged with United Way of Sarasota County (which served Sarasota & DeSoto counties) to become United Way Suncoast.   Then in July 2017, United Way Suncoast acquired United Way of Manatee County, which has expanded our organization to a five county service region.

What We Do

The volunteer center at United Way Suncoast is the region's premier platform for volunteering and community service. We unite volunteers with fun, flexible service projects that help build a strong, caring community.

Through our online Action Center, you'll find many ways to make a difference. We offer a wide variety of fun, flexible, hands-on projects every month. With United Way Suncoast, you can volunteer as much or as little time as you have available. Whichever project you choose, you'll find that United Way Suncoast can find the perfect way to give the gift of you!

So, join us. Take action today. Volunteer with United Way Suncoast!


Manatee Area | 4215 Concept Ct, Bradenton, 34211 | 941.748.1313

Sarasota Area | 1800 2nd Street, Ste. 102, Sarasota, 34236 | 941.366.2686

Tampa Bay Area | 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 600, Tampa, 33609 | 813.274.0900

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