Join United Way’s Community Investment Team
January 30, 2018
United Way of Monroe County is looking for volunteers to join our Community Investment team for 2018. Each year, United Way works with for-profit and non-profit partners to raise funds to help move the needle on addressing key issues in Monroe County. Issues such as hunger, homelessness, access to community services, early childhood education and out-of-school time. As an independent local organization, United Way of Monroe County raises funds – with 99% of those funds staying here in our community to improve the lives of individuals and families in need in Monroe County. The decisions on how funds are invested back into the community are made during this Community Investment process.
United Way’s approach is to bring organizations together to solve complex community problems that cannot be solved by any single organization. Based on our recent needs assessment, we are focused on three specific targeted areas – our Impact Initiatives:
Local nonprofits submit applications to United Way proposing how they will implement a project or program that achieves specific outcomes that align with one of these three initiatives. United Way then works with volunteers from the community to determine in which programs we should be investing to achieve the greatest change in our community.
United Way is now looking for volunteers to join us in this community investment process. Volunteers must have access to email and the internet, and will be engaged in volunteer activities from February through April. We are recruiting volunteers for two types of panels: