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Join our group of age 55+ members who work together to improve our community. United Way of Northern Utah is dedicated to enriching the lives of Alumni United members by helping them stay connected and use their skills and talents to assist local nonprofits in their efforts. It’s been proven that volunteering benefits your physical and mental health, and our volunteer opportunities are flexible enough to work around your family, travel, or other commitments.

Our goal is to help you transition into a retirement that is fulfilling, exciting and full of engaging opportunities. Help your community in ways you've always envisioned, but maybe didn't have time for until now.



The possibilities are endless, but here are a few ways you can make a difference as part of an Alumni United group:

  • share your professional skills through speaking or consulting opportunities
  • raise money for causes close to your heart
  • build networks in the community
  • raise awareness about United Way of Northern Utah campaigns
  • serve as a volunteer or recruit volunteers for tutoring and Welcome Baby programs


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Alumni United: Professional Advisors


Share your gift through pro bono consulting for our nonprofit partners. This avenue of service is highly unique and acknowledges with respect the years of your life it took to become the expert you are. Our community leaders receive information from a trusted resource and you serve your community from the top down. If you are a professional looking for more information advisory opportunities at United Way of Northern Utah, please contact us.  




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Alumni United: Legacy Leaders


Your planned gift will help your community now and for years to come.  Through bequests, life insurance, charitable trusts, or retirement benefits, donors of all walks of life at all income levels can make an investment in United Way’s future. Visit our planned giving page for more information.




  1. You’ll be a part of a network of people 55+ who strive to better our community and share skills they have gained through their professional careers.
  2. Volunteer within our community alongside others looking to create change.
  3. Network and collaborate with key business and community leaders at exclusive events.
  4. Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.
  5. Advocate for key community issues at the local and state level.
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How Alumni United changed my life

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As a young mother, Tis Olesko found herself in an abusive marriage, desperate to find a way out. Two of her good friends extended their hands and helped Tis move out on her own and get back on her feet. She promised to pay them back for all of their financial support as soon as she could, but when the time came they refused to take her money. Instead, they asked Tis to pay it forward by helping other people. Tis never forgot about this extraordinary act of kindness. When the time for retirement came, Tis knew exactly what to do: volunteer to help families and children in her community.

When Tis read about United Way’s Welcome Baby program, it was a perfect fit, and she has been volunteering ever since. Welcome Baby is an in-home visitation program that helps new mothers and teaches parenting skills. At first, Tis was assigned to visit five families, but now that number has grown to 17. 

Home visit volunteers like Tis serve as a great support system for these new mothers. On every visit, Tis brings information to help parents through each new stage of child development, to supplement her advice as an experienced mother.

Tis loves being a Welcome Baby volunteer and claims that she is the one receiving the most benefits. “I do get paid. I just don’t get paid in money," she says. "I get paid every time I walk into those doors. I get more out of it than I give it to them. They give me a purpose."