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

Join Our Poverty Simulation Event as a Volunteer and Make a Lasting Impact! We believe that a true understanding of the challenges faced by individuals living in poverty can lead to meaningful change in our community. That's why we're excited to announce our Poverty Simulation event, organized by the Diversity Equity Human Rights committee of Holy Spirit Catholic School Division in partnership with United Way Lethbridge and South Western Alberta. This immersive experience will give you the opportunity to step into the shoes of those facing poverty and gain a deeper perspective on their daily struggles. Date: Saturday, May 27 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm Location: St Paul Elementary School | 1212 12 Ave North Why Volunteer? Be Part of a Meaningful Experience: As a volunteer, you will play a vital role in creating a powerful and transformative experience for participants. By offering your time and skills, you contribute to fostering empathy and understanding among individuals who are taking part in the Poverty Simulation. Your support will help create an environment where participants can truly immerse themselves in the realities of poverty and develop a greater awareness of the challenges faced by marginalized members of our community. Make a Difference: By volunteering for this event, you directly contribute to the mission of United Way Lethbridge and South Western Alberta in addressing poverty and creating positive change. Your efforts will help raise awareness, promote empathy, and inspire action in the fight against poverty. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of those in need. Personal Growth and Development: Volunteering is not just about giving back to the community; it's also an opportunity for personal growth. By participating in the Poverty Simulation as a volunteer, you can enhance your understanding of social issues, develop empathy and compassion, and strengthen your leadership and communication skills. This experience can be a valuable addition to your personal and professional journey.   How to Get Involved:  Volunteer: As a volunteer, you will play a crucial role in creating a meaningful experience for participants. Whether you're interested in serving as a community service provider, assisting with logistics, or supporting the event in other ways, we would be grateful for your contribution. To sign up as a volunteer, please click [Volunteer Sign-Up] Deadline for Sign-up is Tuesday, May 23.    Participant: By participating in the Poverty Simulation, you will have the opportunity to engage firsthand with the challenges faced by individuals living in poverty. Your experience will deepen your understanding and help us work towards creating a more inclusive community. To secure your spot as a participant, please click [Participant Sign-Up] Deadline for Sign-up is Tuesday, May 23. Volunteering for the Poverty Simulation event is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of those facing poverty. By dedicating your time and energy, you become an agent of change, contributing to the greater goal of building a more equitable society. Join us on Saturday, May 27, at St Paul Elementary School, as we come together to foster understanding, empathy, and positive action. Remember, your participation as a volunteer matters. Together, let's create a community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. We look forward to seeing you at the Poverty Simulation event!
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.  
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.