Volunteer Opportunities

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We routinely have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Employee Campaign Chair – Help get the good vibes flowing from your co-workers!
  • Hurricanes Volunteers – United Way will be at each home game of the Hurricanes regular season to raffle off an autographed jersey.
  • Poverty Simulation – An experiential learning opportunity that helps people understand what life can be like for about 12 per cent of Lethbridge residents living below or near the poverty line.
  • Other Opportunities – Office Volunteers, Board Directors and Committee Members.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  For the first time, United Way's funding allocations process is going completely virtual. Our Allocations Committee will be working from home, and meeting online. United Way’s Allocations Committee is a group of 15-18 community volunteers who help decide where to direct United Way funding each year. Volunteers are responsible for reading and reviewing the applications for funding United Way receives from local charities seeking funds to operate programs for people and families. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about programs offered by organizations in Lethbridge and south western Alberta, and provides a great deal of insight into the needs of local communities. An orientation session will be delivered to all committee members via Google Meet in early May. Each volunteer will review and evaluate 6-8 applications over the course of 2-3 weeks. Volunteers then come together in small groups via Google Meet to discuss and share their thoughts on each application. A final virtual meeting of all committee members will be held in early-June to finalize which organizations will be recommended to receive funds. The list of recommended programs and organizations will be reviewed by United Way's board of directors, and adjusted if needed before being approved. In all, volunteers can expect to invest 20-30 hours of time over the course of 6-8 weeks. Position Based Requirements: A good understanding of the English language is needed. Some charity background or knowledge will be helpful. Knowledge of existing community programs will be helpful. An understanding of financial statements will be helpful. Access to a computer with an internet connection will be needed. A computer webcam and microphone will be an asset, however, digital meetings can also be attended by phone. To apply to join the committee: Please express interest by emailing together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca with your resume and references. Wondering if it's a good fit for you? Feel free to email us with questions.   We thank all volunteers for their interest, however, committee size is limited. Please consider re-applying in future years!
  At each home game of the Lethbridge Hurricanes 2019-2020 Regular Season, United Way will be at the Enmax Centre, hosting a raffle to raise funds to support essential community programs! Volunteers work in teams of two or three to assist with raffle ticket sales to fans along the concourse and in the stands. Ticket sales take place before the game and during the two intermissions. Admission to the game is covered for volunteers. It's a great way to support the community and catch some Hurricanes action at the same time! This season, we're encouraging volunteers to commit to three or more HOME games throughout the season. The 2019-2020 season runs Sept. 20 - March 20. This is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals who are outgoing and enthusiastic, since it involves active sales. Volunteers should be comfortable standing and walking for moderate periods of time. Some stairs may be involved. Cash handling and basic math skills for change-making are needed. AGLC permits minors under the age of 18 to sell raffle tickets. For safety and security, United Way encourages volunteers under the age of 18 to sign up with a familiar adult. Those interested should sign up by contacting Connolly at 403-327-1700 or together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca. Please view the Hurricanes Game Schedule for available dates where Lethbridge is the home team.