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Volunteers Step Up and Serve

Our network of passionate United Way volunteers spans far into the communities we serve. United Way volunteers tutor children to achieve academic success. They serve and deliver food to families, and even paint and clean up community spaces.

At United Way, we make volunteering fun, easy and accessible to individuals and groups alike. Most importantly, we work to provide meaningful, engaging volunteer opportunities for everyone.

United Way can connect you to the best opportunity that matches your goals and passions. Sign-up to become a volunteer and receive notifications when opportunities for you are available.


 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:


Community Investment Panel

United Way’s allocations process is a great place to learn about our community, meet interesting and committed people from all walks of life, develop leadership skills and help one in three people in the region. Volunteers review funding proposals from various local human service agencies, discuss the value and impact of the program to the community, conduct site visits and ultimately make funding recommendations to the Board or Directors.

Time Commitment: March-June (approximately 30 hours)

If you are interested in serving as a Community Investment Panel volunteer, please contact Kimberly Brink Smith, United Way Executive Director at 218-999-7570 or kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.

 

Events Planning Volunteer

The Events Planning Volunteer's role is to assist Marketing and Public Relations Committee with planning United Way events, such as Community Forums, Campaign Celebration and Day of Action. Volunteers will assist with volunteer recruitment and management, external communication, event day logistics, post-event communication and evaluation, compiling event materials and other event-related activities. Help develop and solicit in-kind donations. May include cold-calling, lead follow-up, tracking, contract management, recognition at and attendance at sponsored events. Assist in writing communication pieces including letters, newsletters, web content, invitations, data tracking and reports.

Time Commitment: varies

If you are interested in serving as a Events Planning Volunteer , please contact Kimberly Brink Smith, United Way Executive Director at 218-999-7570 or kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.


 

Community Impact Committee

The Community Impact Committee aspires to achieve lasting community change on the most pressing human and social issues facing our community.  The committee guides United Way strategies and invests resources to achieve established community priorities, while also guiding the ongoing development of the priorities themselves, to ensure they remain relevant and responsive to our community.  

Time Commitment: Year Round

If you are interested in serving as a Community Impact Committee, please contact Kimberly Brink Smith, United Way Executive Director at 218-999-7570 or kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.



 

Marketing and Public Relations Committee

The Marketing Committee’s role is to direct United Way’s overall marketing and strategic planning programs, and corporate communications. The committee shall design, implement, and facilitate annual marketing plan, administer the marketing budget; help coordinate special events. Oversee corporate communications activities including: external communications, internal communications, and public relations efforts. 

Time Commitment: Year Round

If you are interested in serving as a Marketing and Public Relations Committee, please contact Kimberly Brink Smith, United Way Executive Director at 218-999-7570 or kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.

 

Resource Development Committee

The Resource Development Committee provides leadership and management for direction, planning, and execution of fundraising and development related activities.  It is the goal to establish meaningful donor-investor relationships by developing and implementing strategic plans, providing leadership and guidance for staff and volunteers, as well as on-going promotion of planned giving opportunities; overseeing, managing and/or planning advancement events.

Time Commitment: Year Round

If you are interested in serving as a Community Impact Committee, please contact Kimberly Brink Smith, United Way Executive Director at 218-999-7570 or kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org.

 

Campaign Account Volunteer

A dedicated core of community volunteers who are responsible for contacting CEO's of companies to thank them for past support and solicit continued support, as well as assisting campaign leadership with developing and organizing elements of employee campaigns with businesses and organizations.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per week from August-December through United Way Campaign.

If you are looking for a way to get involved in our community and you enjoy public speaking and networking, the role of a Campaign Account Volunteer may appeal to you! Volunteers are an extension of our staff during campaign season. To be consideration for a Campaign Account position, click button below, or contact Kimberly Brink Smith at kimberly@unitedwayof1000lakes.org or call 218-999-7570.