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 ten Greenwich elementary schools and four after-school programs. Volunteers are recruited in early Summer and serve, on a regularly scheduled basis, from Mid-October through May. Training, materials and support are provided. Volunteer Today!
The 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.