Are you ready to leap into the fulfilling world of volunteering? United Way of Colchester County believes that because of you, your community is able to take a step into a brighter and more successful future for everyone.
Check out one of our volunteers has to say about why she volunteers for United Way:
Here are some of the volunteer opportunities available for you to dive into:
Our Community Investment Committee is always looking for more opportunities to make a difference in Colchester County. A passionate group, our Community Investment volunteers also help our Board decide which charitable organizations should receive United Way funding based on set criteria.
Our volunteer board is a group of dedicated individuals who provide the overall strategic direction for United Way of Colchester County. The group meets monthly to provide leadership, governance for the United Way. In addition, each board member also sits on various United Way committees.
These enthusiastic volunteers are vital to increasing our annual workplace campaign and therefore increasing our impact in the community. Managing 6-10 accounts, these volunteers represent the United Way with local organizations to set-up new and assist existing workplace campaigns.
Throughout the year, United Way has various different initiatives to raise funds to support our vision of positive change. We’re always looking for new opportunities and can’t do it without these important volunteers.
Living On The Edge Poverty Simulation
This powerful simulation places attendees in the role of a person who is living on the brink of poverty. The goal is for participants to experience an unfamiliar reality and better understand the barriers faced by families and individuals living with low income. 20 to 25 volunteers are needed as volunteer service providers who interact with the participants. Training is provided just before the 3-hour simulation.
With a staff of two, there are always office and clerical work that we can use your help with. From stuffing envelopes to organizing marketing material, there are lots to be done.
Our annual Kickoff Luncheon in September and Soup Fest in February are fast-paced events with lots to do and plenty of help needed. Plus with other events added throughout the year, we will need lively volunteers to help.
Bikes for Kids program
If you have an interest in fixing bikes or a general interest in this program, this is the volunteer job for you. Our Bikes for Kids program needs volunteers with bike tuning skills to help us fix donated bikes to give to children who would not otherwise be able to afford them. This program runs from the end of May to the end of July.
Back to School campaign
Our Back to School campaign collects donated school supplies, which are then sorted and given to families in need by our volunteers before heading back to school. This program runs from July to August.
From raising awareness of United Way, research community opportunities, working on unique community projects such as our Day of Caring, and sitting on committees created and directed by our board of directors, these volunteers could be needed for a variety of jobs.
Interested in getting involved?
Fill out the volunteer form. Give us a call at 902 895-9313 or email us at email@example.com for more information and a volunteer application today!