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Volunteer

Did you know that United Way of Rockbridge only has one paid employee? Everyone else working at United Way of Rockbridge is a volunteer.

There are great opportunities for volunteers!

United Way of Rockbridge functions under the guidance of our working Board of Directors. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors, examples of other volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Ad hoc event assistance
  • Administrative support
  • Committee participation
  • Grant proposal reviewers

Specific committees include:

Allocations: The Allocation Committee is responsible for allocating the funds we raise to community agencies.
 
  • Organize and operate a systematic program of allocating funds raised in the annual United Way Campaign
  • Evaluate agency budget requests in terms of community needs, analyze and evaluate the cost of programs, and devise and improve methods of evaluating program effectiveness
  • Recommend to the Board of Directors allocations to prospective beneficiary agencies or services
  • Recommend to the Board of Directors the adoption of the annual Campaign Goal
  • Serve throughout the year, as needed, for the purpose of reviewing allocations to the agencies and to evaluate and revise the Fund Distribution policies and procedures
Campaign: The Campaign Committee manages our annual campaigns, in which we raise money for local agencies.
  • Organize, prepare and conduct the annual campaign
  • Report to the Board of Directors on the progress of achieving the annual campaign goal and at the conclusion of the event
Finance: The Finance Committee helps us keep our finances in order.
  • Oversight of financial transactions
  • Review and approval of monthly financial statements
  • Development of financial operational guidelines
  • Recommend to the Board of Directors an annual budget for the organization
Publicity: The Publicity Committee is our face to the public.
  • Present United Way’s image to the public
  • Build relationships in and with the community
  • Communicate the impact United Way’s work has in and on the community
  • Educate the public about philanthropy and ways to engage in thoughtful charitable giving
  • Work through the media and personal contacts to meet these aims

For more volunteer information, please contact director@uwrockbridge.org or fill out a “Contact Us” form. Our funded agencies also seek volunteers! Read about our agencies under the “Our Work” tab. Like us on Facebook and spread the word about our work!