Community Impact Fund Volunteer

Community Impact Volunteers are responsible for reviewing program proposals from local agencies, making funding recommendations to the United Way’s Board of Directors, and performing site visits to funded programs to see them “in action”.

No prior knowledge is necessary to become a Community Impact Volunteer.  United Way provides training in program organization, evaluation, and site visit protocols, so that volunteers are adequately prepared.  United Way welcomes volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and interests, believing this adds much value to the fund distribution process.  The only restriction is that Community Impact Volunteers cannot be either board or staff members of any United Way member agency.

The time commitment for a Community Impact Volunteer varies depending on the task.  In “odd” years, the review of funding requests takes 4-5 hours per week for approximately 8 weeks during the months of April and May (this includes 2 hours/week for committee meetings, and 2-3 hours a week reviewing proposals.).  Site visits are done on the “even” years (the United Way’s funding cycle is every two years), and the time commitment is 4-8 hours to perform 1-2 site visits.

For further information on becoming a Community Impact Fund Volunteer, contact Su Marcy.

Community Impact Volunteer Application 2023

Being a Community Impact Fund Volunteer has really opened my eyes to the wonderful resources that are available throughout Ulster County to help families and individuals in need. And it’s reassuring to know that my United Way donation has
a meaningful impact in the community.

Glynis Bunt, Senior Director, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation