More than 650 volunteers help the Greenwich United Way mobilize the community. Our volunteers are the driving force behind the success of achieving our mission. The list of volunteer opportunities is always evolving as we engage in new initiatives that address the changing needs of the community.
The Greenwich United Way has volunteer opportunities across different categories and interests. Find one that fits you below.
Campaign Fundraising Committee
Dozens of volunteers lend their talent and time to help the organization raise money each year. As a part of the Campaign Committee, volunteers review contact lists, add prospects, write personal notes to the individuals they know, and participate in a phonathon to prior donors… all as a part of a coordinated solicitation process.
Community Investment Committee
A group of approximately 40 volunteers meet to review applications and make visits to the organizations seeking program funding from the Greenwich United Way. This volunteer opportunity is truly a wonderful way to learn about the needs of the Greenwich community and the organizations, programs and services that address them.
Different from other volunteer reading programs, Reading Champions is focused on building the students’ fluency skills. Close to 150 specially-trained volunteers tutor several hundred children in all of the Greenwich elementary schools and three after-school programs. Volunteers are recruited in early Summer and serve, on a regularly scheduled basis, from Mid-October through May.
The Greenwich Junior United Way
Created by local teens to enable them to get involved in solving community problems. Led by and for young people under the guidance of adults, teens choose focus areas, develop their own ideas and make a measurable difference.
Membership on the United Way’s Community Planning Council is managed through a nominating process, but the Council often has opportunities for anyone who may be interested in getting involved in its work. Varied opportunities may involve assisting with occasional focus groups, researching specific areas of need through online research or conversations with local experts, helping the Council with its own outreach to share information and prepare presentations.
Women Stepping Up to Help Others Step Forward
As the Women’s Initiative for the Greenwich United Way, Sole Sisters take their role as community representatives very seriously… although a little fun never hurt anyone. A Sole Sister, first and foremost is dedicated to making a difference in the Greenwich community. We take the time to learn about the needs facing our town by visiting local non-profit programs and agencies. Then, Sole Sisters help meet those needs by raising money through our events to support the Greenwich United Way’s efforts. And along the way, everyone has a good time.