What is GenNext?

GenNext is a volunteer program of United Way that inspires young professionals to be the next generation of change-makers here in Niagara. GenNext members organize fundraising events, promote volunteer activities, encourage people to contribute to their community and provide a forum for people to connect.

“The objective of the GenNext Cabinet aligns with my personal goals and as a young professional, it offers opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, conduct community outreach and fundraise.”

Andre Chabot, GenNext Cabinet Member

“I love meeting other young professionals who are at the same life stage as me and are also passionate about improving the community.”

Sam Hoodless, Past GenNext Cabinet Chair

“I can see how the funds raised directly improve the lives of those in need in Niagara…I’m proud to be a small part of that change.”

Mike Britton, GenNext Cabinet Member

“I hope to encourage the next generation of volunteers and donors at my workplace and across Niagara to get involved in GenNext events and initiatives.”

Jessica McCourt, GenNext Cabinet Member

“So many people rely on programs funded by UWN.  I want to encourage my friends and colleagues to donate their time and/or money to help.”

Kaley Stewart, GenNext Cabinet Member

Become a changemaker.

Make valuable career connections and build your resume while making a difference in Niagara.

Invite your friends! Help us grow our network and create an even bigger impact in Niagara.

  • Contribute approximately 2-4 volunteer hours per month.
  • Demonstrate leadership, communication and organizational skills.
  • Display a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Plan and execute GenNext events, including fundraising, networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Give a monthly gift or payroll donation through your workplace to United Way at a level that is meaningful to you.
  • One-year term minimum commitment.

We are actively recruiting new members for our GenNext team! To get involved and learn more, contact [email protected]

GenNext members take part in volunteer opportunities all across Niagara.

Some past examples include:

  • GenNext Trivia Night event
  • Help our Community Investment team prepare Welcome Home Kits
  • Build greenhouses for local community gardens
  • Join the After-School Matters program to volunteer at their holiday parties
  • Plant flowers and vegetables in community gardens among local volunteers