Become a United Way KW Volunteer

A large part of United Way KW’s strength is our volunteers – the generous members of our community who give their time to help make a difference. Without them, fewer miracles would happen in our community. Volunteers work with us in a diverse range of projects and roles.

Volunteer Committees

Volunteers work with us on numerous ongoing committees to govern the organization, to review collective outcomes, support fundraising efforts, and support us in finding long-term solutions to community issues:

  • Community Impact Council  – comprised of individuals from all sectors in our community, this team’s skill set, knowledge, and experience help inform United Way KW activities and investments in the community.
  • Community Relations Team – serve as another link between United Way KW and funded programs, partners and community members.
  • Event Committees – assists with the planning and implementation of successful United Way KW events. Various Committee positions are available.
  • Individual Giving Cabinet – a group of dedicated leadership donors who, as passionate ambassadors, assist by engaging new donors, steward existing ones and build awareness through leadership presentations 

  • NEW! New Business Team– helps with new prospects and opportunities for United Way KW

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Volunteer Opportunities Available

Impact Speakers

Has United Way KW or a United Way KW supported agency made a difference in your life?  Do you have a story that highlights the need for services and programs in our community?  If so, we’d like to hear from you!  United Way KW seeks volunteers to act as Impact Speakers during our workplace campaign and throughout the year. To learn more, please check out the Impact Speakers Posting and click here  to apply.

Special Events Volunteer

Ensure the success of our special events by lending a hand with preparations or helping out at the event itself.  We’d love to hear from you! United Way KW is always seeking eager event volunteers to help out.  To learn more, please contact volunteer@uwaykw.org.

Community Impact Council Volunteer 

The Community Impact Council works to create a community change agenda informed by our community priorities, and the common aspiration that binds them together and that they cumulatively attain.  The Council is composed of members of business, labour, health, social services, government, and community members at large, as well as that of the Priority Impact Teams.  Based on the community change agenda and within the parameters for investment identified by the Board of Directors, the Community Impact Council guides investment to achieve high-level outcomes in relation to the identified community priorities, and further, identifies and addresses common issues and factors that cut across the priorities.  Please note, this is a year-round commitment and we ask volunteers to consider a two-year term.

Community Relations Team Volunteer

The Community Relations Team serves as another link between United Way KW and funded programs, partners and community members.  Volunteers maintain and enhance communications with community partners, as well as increase United Way KW’s presence in the community.

Experience with United Way KW’s community investments and impact model would be an asset. Knowledge and skills in community issues and local social service agencies is preferred.

 Volunteer activities include:

  • Duties shall include attending, participating and reporting on community events.
    • Attendance at United Way KW, partner agency and community special events will be based on volunteer availability and United Way KW priorities.
    • Event appearances will average 1-2 hours in duration, but may vary based on need.
  • Meetings will occur every two months or on an as needed basis.  Meetings do not usually occur in July and August.
  • Volunteers will be trained on United Way KW’s 3 Focus Areas and associated outcomes, investments and issues affecting our community.

To find out more about our changing volunteer opportunities and to join the United Way KW Volunteer Talent Pool click on this link



To learn more about volunteer opportunities available in the community, please visit the Volunteer Action Centre website.