Community Impact Volunteers Needed

Your Voice and Unique Perspective Can Help Us Make a Greater Impact!

HELPING PEOPLE NOW … REDUCING FUTURE NEED

Through its Community Impact Model, United Way of the Lowcountry is addressing the needs of today, while diligently working to get to the root causes of key issues. With the community’s support, we are focusing on four priority areas: Basic Needs, Education, Economic Mobility and Health. Our impact and success each year is based on outcomes.

Together, we are making a difference! United Way of the Lowcountry depends on our donors to help make important funding decisions by volunteering to serve on the United Way’s Community Impact Committee. These volunteers help determine how undesignated United Way Annual Campaign donations will be distributed to local agencies and services throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties to make a lasting impact.

WHO CAN SERVE ON THE COMMUNITY IMPACT COMMITTEE?
The GREAT thing about this process is that we use a scorecard that does the “heavy lifting,” so no experience is needed to participate! If you donate to United Way of the Lowcountry, you can serve on the Community Impact Committee and help determine what programs will provide our community with the greatest impact.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
It only takes about two days total to help make a lasting impact. The first step is a 2-hour training session that will be conducted via ZOOM or in-person. There are three different options to attend:

Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 2-4 p.m.
Thursday  Oct. 6 from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday Oct. 12th from 11-1 p.m.
 (This will be a “Brown Bag” lunch training)

Please click HERE to let us know which training you would like to attend:

Based on your availability and interest, you will be assigned to ONE panel that will be responsible for reviewing funding applications for up to four agencies. These panels are filled with volunteers, just like you, who want to make a difference in their community. Each application will take you about 1-3 hours to read and score, depending on experience. Finally, you will take one day to visit the sites of those applicant agencies you have reviewed.  At the site visit, you will have the opportunity to see your investment dollars hard at work and ensure donated dollars are being spent efficiently.  You will be able to ask any questions you might need answered to decide which programs should receive funding and at what levels.

Health Program Site Visits
All Day: Monday, Nov. 7 and Wednesday, Nov. 9

Education Program Site Visits
All Day:
Monday, Nov. 14, Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Wednesday, Nov. 16

Please click HERE to let us know which site visit days you would be available to attend:

SO HOW DO I BECOME A COMMUNITY INVESTMENT VOLUNTEER?
If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact Chrystie Turner at cturner@uwlowcountry.org or (843) 379-3067.