United Way's funding allocations process is now a virtual volunteer opportunity. Our Allocations Committee will be working from home, and meeting online.
United Way’s Allocations Committee is a group of 15-18 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.
An orientation session will be delivered to all committee members via Google Meet towards the end of March. Each volunteer will independently review and evaluate apoproximately 10 applications over the course of about 2 weeks. Volunteers then come together in small groups via Google Meet to discuss and share their thoughts on each application and begin to allocate funds.
A final virtual meeting of all committee members will be held in early-May to finalize 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 about 6 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. A computer webcam and microphone will be an asset, however, digital meetings can also be attended by phone.
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 email us with questions.
We thank all volunteers for their interest, however, committee size is limited. Please consider re-applying in future years!