Be a part of our funding decisions: Apply to be a volunteer reader

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is seeking volunteer readers for our 2019-2022 Blueprint for Prosperity Program Grant applications. As a volunteer-driven agency, the success of our organization is dependent upon the commitment and dedication of volunteers.

Why volunteer? Individuals who commit their time and effort to volunteer projects do so for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Learning or developing new skills

  • Enhancing their work experience

  • Meeting new people and broadening their social circle

  • Supporting a cause they feel strongly about

As a volunteer reader, you will help identify programs that best fit the Blueprint for Prosperity, our framework to eradicate poverty in Southeast Louisiana. You will learn performance measures used to evaluate programs and how their effectiveness impacts the communities in which we live. Most importantly, you will make a difference.

Poverty is UWSELA’s BIG issue. Our goal is to eradicate poverty in the region and achieve a vision of equitable communities where all individuals are healthy, educated, and economically stable. 

After holding over 60 community conversations in all seven parishes of our service area and bringing together over 100 community thought-partners, we identified a Prosperity Outcomes Framework that outlines what it will mean to achieve our vision. We are focused on the following priority outcomes:

  • Stability Today - All families have the skills, resources, and opportunities to access basic needs

  • Prosperity Tomorrow - All families have the social, educational, and financial assets to create a better future

  • Personal Wellness - People of all ages enjoy a high quality of life and wellbeing

  • Vibrant Communities - All communities are safe, thriving, and equitable

UWSELA uses an online grant review process available 24/7 during the evaluation cycle to accommodate reviewer flexibility. 

Each eligible application is read by three reviewers to obtain an average score that will be used to decide on program funding. The estimated time to read a proposal is one hour. Total hours will be based on the number of readers and proposals received. 

Click here for more information on how to apply to be a reader. Applications are due Friday, February 15, 2019. 

Apply to be a reader today and help United Way build better, brighter futures for tomorrow. 

Tap Bui

Vice President, Health & Fund Distribution

United Way of Southeast Louisiana