In an effort to increase staff capacity, engage our donors and ensure that we are being the best stewards of dollars invested in our organization, United Way has created an internal Volunteer Corps to assist us with the many daily responsibilities that are necessary to make our community stronger. United Way volunteers bring much-needed aide to the success in carrying out our Mission “to increase the organized capacity of people to be independent and self-sufficient.”
We are starting small, with two specific requests to potential Volunteer Members:
United Way Administrative Help
We always have things to do here at the United Way office. Our Resource Development, Marketing, Finance and Community Impact teams have many opportunities for goal-driven and caring individuals. With our busy schedules, and hundreds of community partners, some things fall to the wayside. That’s where we need you! As a United Way Administrative Volunteer you will:
- Help organize and distribute campaign materials with campaign managers
- Help organize the store room full of our United Way swag
- Help mailing pledge forms to our incredible donors
United Way Ambassadors
United Way is involved with many community partners throughout Southeast Louisiana. So we try to attend as many events as possible. But there are only so many of us and so many events! Once again, that’s where you come in! United Way Ambassadors are our way to make sure we have enough capacity to support all of our partners! As a UW Ambassador you will:
- Attend special events
- Distribute United Way literature
- Be knowledgeable about the practices and mission of United Way
- Be able to answer questions about United Way
- Have an outgoing and personable manner
- Be excited about United Way!
We are excited for so many of our supporters to have an “inside look” at the work we do on a daily basis, and feel further engaged in and responsible for the impact we are all creating throughout our seven-parish area.
No commitment is too small. You can volunteer one time for one hour, or on a weekly, monthly or annual basis. Our incredible staff members will provide you with a worthwhile and memorable volunteer experience, while explaining how your help fits in with our overall goals and objectives.
If you would like to join our Volunteer Corps, please reach out to me directly at KaylaM@unitedwaysela.org and I will discuss with you the many opportunities to get involved.
We hope to hear from you soon!