BECOME A COMMUNITY IMPACT VOLUNTEER
Long-term lasting change. Fighting persistent poverty.
Ensuring every United Way dollar has the greatest impact on our community and people’s lives. Learning about community issues, setting priorities, acting for the common good.
Are you a community leader? By investing in United Way, you are making a big difference in your community. Would you consider multiplying that difference by investing some time, insight and leadership?
We would love to have you join one of our three Community Impact Councils. We are just beginning to learn and discuss community needs and assets in the areas of Education, Income and Health.
The big goal for Education is to help youth achieve their potential. The Income Council will help working families achieve financial stability. The Health Council promotes healthy lives which includes access to healthcare services as well as avoiding risky behavior. We also have a committee that will focus on Basic Needs. Services like food banks and homeless shelters are vital to moving toward the above goals. All of the work we do is meant to contribute to ending intergenerational poverty. We know that United Way – even with the more than $925,000 we invest each year in the community – cannot do this alone. But with the passion and commitment of people like you our work can inspire the community to come together and achieve amazing breakthroughs.
It’s happening in communities around the country, like Cincinnati which cut its terrible high school dropout rate in half in just five years. Or Madison, Wisconsin where community action transformed pre-kindergarten learning to dramatically increase the percentage of children entering kindergarten ready to learn.
Or Madison, Wisconsin where community action transformed pre-kindergarten learning to dramatically increase the percentage of children entering kindergarten ready to learn.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or have questions, please call or email Jamie Shores 509.248.1557 or Jamie@uwcw.org. So much is to come, as we follow the data, community needs and our volunteers’ desire to make this community a better place. I hope you will join us.