New Board Members

Date Volunteer Needed: 
Friday, December 13th, 2019 - 12:15pm

United Way is seeking new faces for its Board of Directors!

United Way's purpose is to raise funds to support essential local programs at United Way Partner Agencies. We provide grants to programs that target poverty reduction, building healthy families and strong communities, and helping children and youth be all they can be. United Way works with local companies to facilitate payroll deduction donations for employees. Many small donations over time add up to BIG change. United Way also accepts donations from generous individuals and corporations to fuel change through collective impact.

The Board of Directors is proud of United Way's impact on people, and in communities across South Western Alberta. If you are passionate, and love to see positive changes where you live, read on!

United Way Board members are dedicated and skilled in their work, and provide clear and consistent leadership. The Board assumes both a mandatory role, based on legal requirements of boards of directors, and also a chosen role, based on the board model it has elected for itself.

The board's chosen role includes:

  1. Governance: Developing policies that give overall direction to United Way.
  2. Management: Taking action and making decisions to ensure that resources are available for United Way to accomplish its work.
  3. Operations: The day-to-day operations of United Way are the responsibility of the Director of Operations, who reports to the Board of Directors.

United Way Board Directors put forth their best efforts to:

  • Attend and participate in board meetings, committee meetings, and special events.
  • Make an annual personal financial contribution at a level that is meaningful to them.
  • Actively participate in donor acquisition and fund development when and where possible.
  • Serve on at least one committee of the board
  • Strive to keep abreast of trends, issues and developments that may affect the organization and the community.
  • Stay informed about what is going on in the organization, ask questions, and request information when needed.
  • Publicly represent the organization in a positive, supportive manner.
  • Bring a sense of humour and active listening in meetings, and open-mindedly consider the opinions and concerns of others.

Time Commitment:

  • Directors may serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms according to the organization's bylaws.
  • The Board of Directors meets once per month for 1-2 hours.
  • Committees of the board meet 6-12 times per year for 1-2 hours.
  • Volunteer support or Board member attendance is occasionally requested for special events or projects
  • Additional time requirements vary depending on the time of year.

How to Apply:

Complete a VOLUNTEER APPLICATION with your cover letter, resume and references before January 30, 2020, or email your cover letter, resume and references to

The United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is committed to equity and diversity. The number of available director positions is limited, however all interested individuals are welcome and encouraged to apply.