Volunteer Opportunities | Lubbock Area United Way

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Volunteer Opportunities

United We Read

On September 26, more than 500 volunteers will be reading the same book at the same time in second grade classrooms across Lubbock County. The purpose of the event was to highlight the importance of students being grade-level readers by third grade. At this juncture, students who have not mastered basic reading skills will begin to fall behind in every area of study as classrooms shift from learning to read to reading to learn. The event also emphasized the importance of parents reading with their children. To find out how you can volunteer to help in a classroom, email us at reading@liveunitedlubbock.org.

Program Review

Our annual Program Review process is an opportunity for you to see the full impact of how donations to United Way are used. Through the volunteer process, you will be trained and equipped to determine the effectiveness of United Way funded programs. Following this training and together with a team of approximately 10 other volunteers, you will have the opportunity to visit an agency and review documents submitted by one of our Community Partners. From your training and the information you have received, you and your team will make recommendations to the agencies and United Way about how to improve and grow programs. In 2020, 5 agencies will go through a full Program Review, so we are needing approximately 60 volunteers willing to serve.

Time Commitment:

  • Site Visits: April - 2 hours maximum
  • Read agency materials on own: about 1 hour
  • Team Meeting: 1 hour (scheduled by team members)
  • Question & Answer Session: May - 3 hours maximum

     Total: 7-8 hours

Orientation for new volunteers:

  • March 24, 2020 at 11:45am

If you would like to volunteer or receive additional information, please contact Community Impact Director, Devin McCain.

Stewardship Review

Through the Stewardship Review process, volunteers ensure that United Way Partner Agencies are fiscally sound and accountable. Trained volunteers evaluate a packet of information that includes an agency audit, form 990, current budget and financials with comparisons, grants and other information. They then report back to the Community Impact Leadership Team. This information is used to help develop our Community Partners and ensure that funds are being used efficiently and wisely throughout.

Time Commitment:

  • Stewardship Orientation: June 16 - 11:45-1:00pm
  • Stewardship Report Meeting: July 30 - 11:45-1:00pm
  • Prepare report on agency materials: 2 hours

      Total: 4 to 6 hours

If you would like to volunteer or receive additional information, please contact Community Impact Director, Devin McCain.

Serve on a Committee

Lubbock Area United Way is an organization that is driven under the direction of community volunteers. The committees listed below are volunteer opportunities within the organization. Send an email to info@unitedway-lubbock.org if you are interested in serving on one of these committees.

Finance Committee
Volunteers conduct on-going reviews of United Way's revenue, expenses, assets, receivables, liabilities and funds.

LIVE UNITED Golf Tournament Committee
Volunteers oversee the planning and implementation of the United Way's LIVE UNITED Golf Tournament each year.

Marketing Committee
Volunteers help develop and maintain community awareness through a marketing plan and year-round communication with donors, volunteers, media and the general public.

Planned Giving and Endowment Committee
Volunteers oversee the cultivation and solicitation of major and deferred gifts for United Way's endowment fund.