Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering your time is a great way to show your #LocalLove. 

 

We routinely have 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.

Open postings will be shown below. Email together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca to join the volunteer list and be the first to hear what's going on in the community. You can also follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook to learn about new volunteer opportunities.

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Volunteer Opportunities

30
Sep
2022
Join United Way along with Browns Socialhouse and the Lethbridge Hurricanes, to host a Tailgate BBQ to celebrate the 2022 Home Opener against the Medicine Hat Tigers! United Way is looking for up to 4 volunteers to assist with BBQ set-up, supervision, and take-down. Volunteers will work as a team to make sure the event runs smoothly, the area stays organized, and hungry fans are fed. No cooking skills necessary (we'll have pros on site). Volunteers may need basic math skills for change-making. Bonus points for hockey fans! The time frame is from 4:45pm-7:15pm on Friday, September 30 at the Enmax Centre (2510 Scenic Dr. S.). This annual event raises funds to support United Way's capacity to invest in essential local programs for people and families. United Way-funded programs help thousands of people each year to access nutritious food, avoid social isolation, and find mental health support. Those interested should sign up by contacting United Way at 403-327-1700 or communications@lethbridgeunitedway.ca.  
30
Sep
2022
At each home game of the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2022-2023 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. One lucky 'Canes fan will take home an autographed jersey at the end of each game. The time frame for each game is from 5:45pm to approximately 8:45pm. Ticket sales take place before the game and during the two intermissions. Admission 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 2022-2023 season runs September 30, 2022 - March 24, 2023. This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals who are outgoing and enthusiastic, or those who enjoy active sales. Volunteers should be comfortable standing and walking for moderate periods of time. Cash handling and basic math skills for change-making are needed. AGLC permits minors under the age of 18 to sell raffle tickets. For safety and security, United Way allows volunteers under the age of 18 to sign up with a familiar adult. Those interested should sign up by contacting United Way at 403-327-1700 or communications@lethbridgeunitedway.ca. Please view the Hurricanes Game Schedule for available dates where Lethbridge is the home team.  
1
Jan
2022
United Way is seeking new faces for its Board of Directors! The Board of Directors is proud of United Way's impact on people, and in communities across South Western Alberta. The Board is looking to welcome new directors who live and/or work within the area served by United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta. If you are passionate, and love to see positive changes where you live, read on! About United Way United Way's purpose is to raise funds to support essential local programs at United Way Partner Agencies. 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. We provide grants to programs and services which target poverty reduction, building healthy families and strong communities, and helping children and youth be all they can be. Board Duties/Responsibilities United Way Board Directors 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 a chosen role, based on the board model it has elected for itself. The board's chosen role includes: Governance: Developing policies that support United Way’s mission. Fundraising: Provides leadership and support to foster new connections for United Way, and supports the top-of-mind awareness and fundraising activities of United Way in the community. Accountability: Taking action and making decisions to ensure that resources are available for United Way to accomplish its work. Hiring and Performance Management of the Executive Director: The day-to-day operations of United Way are the responsibility of the Executive Director, 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. 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 within 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 Please express your interest by emailing your cover letter, resume and references to ED@lethbridgeunitedway.ca. Deadline to Apply This posting will remain open until available positions are filled. 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.