Volunteers are the heart of United Way. The time and talent provided by community members allows us to expand our outreach, maximize results and build a network to support our community. Below you will find several options for volunteering within United Way. You can also find community-wide opportunities at www.volunteersiouxland.org.
A Campaign Executive is responsible for confirming the support of 5-10 local organizations supporting United Way by making sure they have all the materials they need to run an employee campaign and work with company coordinators to improve their campaign. There is also a new accounts team dedicated to inviting companies currently not involved in supporting United Way through the annual campaign. Volunteers participate in a one hour training session in late July and can expect to spend 1-2 hours/week through November contacting accounts and confirming support. For more information contact Aaron Beutler
Volunteers are assigned to a focus teams – Education, Income, or Health - and are responsible for evaluating partner agency applications in order to determine the level of impact that is being made in our community. Next, volunteers will make funding level recommendations based upon the scored impact. Community impact volunteer training takes place in mid-February during even years. Since we operate on a two year funding cycle, volunteers are only asked to evaluate programs every other year. The time commitment for this opportunity is approximately 20 hours. Contact Terrie Binneboese.
This United Way affiliate group is dedicated to enhancing the lives of Siouxland youth. Siouxland women are welcome to join by contributing a membership fee in addition to current support of United Way. This leadership group uses membership fees to fund projects selected by the group. The annual membership drive is held each fall. Contact Sharon Messerschmidt.
Young Leaders Society
This United Way affiliate group is open to anyone under the age of 40 donating $250 or more to the annual campaign. This leadership group is dedicated to making our community better through philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy. They host fundraising events such as annual golf outing and sports equipment drive. Other benefits include invitations to exclusive events throughout the year. Contact Sharon Messerschmidt.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
If you have a special skill or talent that you think our organization could benefit from and you’d like to volunteer your time – we’d love to hear from you!! Examples: social media help, creating graphics for social media and/or other projects, and volunteers who have gone out to our partners in order to write feature stories about the great work they are doing in order to share with our donors. Call us at 712-255-3551.