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.

Need to fill volunteer hours right now? Contact Volunteer Lethbridge to find volunteer opportunities with over 100 organizations in the Lethbridge area.

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Volunteer Opportunities

15
Mar
2021
  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 communications@lethbridgeunitedway.ca 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!