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 United Way receives from local charities seeking funds to operate programs for people and families. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about programs offered by organizations in Lethbridge and south western Alberta, and provides a great deal of insight into the needs of local communities.
Following an orientation session in early April, each volunteer will review and evaluate 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 in late-May or early-June to determine which organizations will be recommended to receive funds. The list of recommended programs and organizations will be reviewed by United Way's board of directors, and adjusted if needed before being approved. 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 (#203 B, 542 - 7 St. S.). Reading can be done from home. The United Way office is accessible by public transit, and is wheelchair accessible.
To apply to join the committee:
Please express interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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!