United Way of Washington County-East is recruiting volunteers for its annual Community Investment Allocation process, agency officials announced.
This process involves attending two meetings and agency visits to local non-profits applying for grants from UWWC-E. Volunteering for the panel is a way to meet neighbors in need in our community and to help make a difference in their lives.
UWWC-E officials said the experience can be moving. A 2012 volunteer said: “I’m so grateful for this opportunity to give back to my community. I learned so much from this experience. I wasn’t aware of the struggles and challenges that many people in our community face. I love being part of the Valley and want to be sure it continues to be a strong and vibrant community for generations to come.”
The commitment includes two required meetings, 5 to 8:30 p.m. April 2, where attendees learn about the Community Investment process, its history, are introduced to UWWC-E financial information and break into groups based on the UWWC-E’s focus areas.
From April 2-23, volunteers visit different agencies to learn about the programs and then plan to share that information with the other community investment volunteers.
At the second and final meeting from 5 to 8:30 p.m. April 23, panel members share their findings from the different agencies and a consensus is made regarding funding decisions.
To get involved in this meaningful process please contact the United Way of Washington County-East office at 651-439-3838 or via email at [email protected]