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.
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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
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.