Volunteer Opportunities

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We routinely have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Employee Campaign Chair – Help get the good vibes flowing from your co-workers!
  • Hurricanes Volunteers – United Way will be at each home game of the Hurricanes regular season to raffle off an autographed jersey.
  • Poverty Simulation – An experiential learning opportunity that helps people understand what life can be like for about 12 per cent of Lethbridge residents living below or near the poverty line.
  • Other Opportunities – Office Volunteers, Board Directors and Committee Members.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  United Way’s Allocations Committee is the group of community volunteers who help decide where to direct United Way funding each year. Volunteers are responsible for reading and reviewing the applications for funding received from local charities seeking funds to operate programs for people and families. Following a group orientation session in early April, each volunteer will review 6-8 applications over the course of 3-4 weeks. Volunteers then come together in small groups to discuss and share their thoughts. A final meeting of all committee members will be held to determine which organizations will receive funds. In all, volunteers can expect to invest 20-30 hours of time over the course of 6-8 weeks. Position Based Requirements: A good understanding of the English language is needed. Some charity background or knowledge will be helpful. Knowledge of existing community programs will be helpful. An understanding of financial statements will be helpful. Access to a computer with an internet connection will be needed. Ability to travel to the United Way office 2-3 times for evening and/or weekend meetings. Orientation and group meetings will be held at the United Way office (1277 – 3 Ave. S). Reading can be done from home. The United Way office is accessible by public transit, but is not wheelchair accessible. To apply to join the committee: Please express interest by emailing together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca with your resume and references. Wondering if it's a good fit for you? Feel free to call or email us with questions. We thank all volunteers for their interest, however, committee size is limited. Please consider re-applying in future years!
  At each home game of the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2018-2019 Regular Season, United Way will be at the Enmax Centre, hosting a raffle to raise funds to support essential community programs! Volunteers work in teams of two or three to assist with raffle ticket sales to fans along the concourse and in the stands. Ticket sales take place before the game and during the intermissions. Admission to the game is covered for volunteers. It's a great way to support the community and catch some Hurricanes action at the same time! This season, we're encouraging volunteers to commit to three or more HOME games throughout the season. The 2018-2019 season runs Sept. 21 - March 9. Volunteers should be comfortable standing and walking for moderate periods of time. Some stairs may be involved. Cash handling and basic math skills for change-making are needed. Those interested should sign up by contacting Connolly at 403-327-1700 or together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca. Please view the Hurricanes Game Schedule for available dates where Lethbridge is the home team.