United Way Call For Volunteers!

Every year, United Way raises funds throughout our community that are invested in local community programs and services that improve the lives of people and create positive change.

We rely on the leadership, expertise and generous talents of volunteers to aid in the review of applications received by local organizations for funding and the community investment allocations process.
We have a special need for individuals with expertise in areas such as accounting, program/service delivery, planning, evaluation and outcomes measurement.

Funds that are raised throughout United Way’s annual campaign are invested in local community programs and services that address priority focus areas:

  1. From Poverty to Possibility: Reduce poverty and increase the assets for families through basic human needs and education to employment;
  1. Healthy People, Strong Communities: Increase access to social and health-related services, improving services for an aging population, all which helps to build healthier, stronger communities;
  1. All That Kids and Families Can Be: Support healthy child and youth development, positive family cohesion and services for special needs.

Responsibilities of the Community Investment Committee Members

  • Develop an understanding of the Community Investment Process through education/training;
  • Review funding applications and organizational materials pertinent to the investment process;
  • Conduct, where necessary, program site visits that are valuable to the review and community investment processes;
  • Provide additional questions, where necessary, to the organization applying for funding and conduct a meeting to review questions, complete the review worksheet and learn about the program to support final funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors;
  • Complete a report of findings from the review worksheet to be shared with the Community Investment Committee members;
  • Meet with the Community Investment Committee to discuss reviews/visits and determine final community investment recommendations for United Way Board of Directors.

We value you and your time.

We ask that Community Investment Committee volunteer members be able to commit approximately 4 to 6 hours per month from January to March.

Please forward your interest in joining the Community Investment Committee to United Way Niagara by November 25th, 2016 via email to volunteer@unitedwayniagara.org.