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Volunteer

Are you ready to join the fight for the education, financial stability, and health of every person in our community? 

Volunteers are key to improving our community. But did you know that volunteerism also has benefits in your own life? 

 


 
Supporting local programs that get results is at the core of our mission. That's where you come in.
 
We're looking for new volunteers to evaluate local agency programs and recommend funding—making sure United Way contributions do the most good. As a member of the Community Investment Committee, you will allocate Heart of Arkansas United Way funds to programs at local agencies in the following areas:
 
WHAT’S INVOLVED?
  • You will be asked to give about 20 hours of your time during the spring, most of it during the workday.
  • A two-hour training session will teach you how to read budgets and evaluate programs.
  • You will visit agencies as part of a panel of volunteers reviewing local nonprofit human services.
  • As part of the Community Investment Committee, you will make funding recommendations to send to the Heart of Arkansas United Way board of directors.

For more information or to join the Community Investment Committee, contact Mollie Palmer at mpalmer@heartaruw.org or 501.435.3203. 
 


Build your team and make an impact with corporate volunteerism.

Corporate volunteer involvement strengthens a company’s image, cultivates employee teamwork, and leaves a lasting, positive impact on our community. Heart of Arkansas United Way makes it easy for businesses to incorporate volunteerism into their culture. In 2018, our community of volunteers provided books, learning activities, food, and hygiene items directly to children and families; offered support to important community events; and worked alongside our partner agencies to build their capacity to serve.

2018 Quick Facts:

  • 200 volunteers
  • over 600 hours served
  • more than 16,000 items donated
  • 17 partner nonprofit agencies
  • 20 projects
  • volunteers from 20 companies and organizations 

Set up a volunteer event for your company! Contact Kelly Owen to learn more. ​
 


Put your expertise to work on a United Way volunteer committee!

  • Community Investment Committee volunteers review funding requests, program outcomes, financial data and past performance to ensure responsible stewardship and accountability for funds invested by United Way. Most of the work takes place between February and June, and volunteers are asked to commit to monthly meetings, evaluation of funding requests (on your own time), and site visits. Contact Mollie Palmer to learn more. 
  • Resource Development Cabinet members focus on fundraising and donor engagement, assisting in campaign and fundraising strategy and implementation. Contact Lynn Pharr for more information.