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 current options for volunteering within United Way. You can also find community-wide opportunities at www.volunteersiouxland.org

Campaign Executives

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

Loaned Executive


The Loaned Executive Program is a unique professional development opportunity for Siouxland employees looking to further their career and give back to our community.

Each year the Loaned Executive team plays a pivotal role in the success of the United Way of Siouxland's fundraising campaign.  Following a 1/2 day of training and preparation including understanding the local need and the work being undertaken to address it, the Loaned Executive then set out on an 8 week journey presenting to local workers and encouraging them to give back to their community.  In addition, ensuring that our 65 Loaned Executive accounts are thanked and updated on the impact of their donations.

The Loaned Executive Program provides:

  • A fantastic opportunity to network! Meet like minded business professionals and gain exposure to a range of organizations within the Siouxland region

  • Professional Development Skills including public speaking, sales techniques and team work as well as an overall growth in confidence

  • Awareness of the issues affecting the Siouxland community, including tours and in-training presentations 

For more information contact Aaron Beutler

Women United

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.