Help Determine How United Way Dollars Are Invested
On an annual basis, United Way provides funding to local programs that have proven their effectiveness. Through a process we call Community Investment, donor volunteers lead the review of funding requests, program outcomes, financial data, and past performance.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Most of the work takes place between February & June, and volunteers should be able to commit to monthly meetings of 2 or more hours as well as site visits to 4-5 local nonprofits.
Please read Community Investment Volunteer Expectations below before selecting "Respond." Once you submit a response the Volunteer Center will be in contact with you.
Calendar >> 2017 Community Investment Volunteer Calendar
Community Investment Volunteer Expectations
A Community Investment volunteer must, at a minimum, be a United Way donor who is willing to fulfill the time commitment. Individuals employed by a United Way of Central Oklahoma Partner Agency are ineligible to serve as Community Investment volunteers.
1) Financial Commitment
Community Investment volunteers should have a vested interest in the success of United Way’s Partner Agencies and the accountability and integrity of United Way. Therefore, Community Investment volunteers must themselves be contributors to United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Annual Campaign.
2) Time Commitment
Community Investment volunteers commit to spend 20-25 hours of time over a five-month period (approx. 7 hours reviewing materials; approx. 18 hours participating in training, meetings, and site visits). See Volunteer Calendar for more details. This time commitment is important in order to fulfill the role and responsibilities to United Way and its donors.
3) Role & Responsibilities
-Make every effort to attend ALL meetings AND site visits
-Review financial and program reports from Partner Agencies to obtain a clear understanding of the Partner Agency programs and operations
-Monitor the adherence to the Policies and Procedures of the United Way
-Monitor the quality and success of Partner Agency programs
-Report critical observations or concerns to Partner Agencies for the improvement of administrative and financial management
-Identify and recommend possible collaborations that might result in a more efficient delivery of service
-Prepare recommendations for the Community Investment Committee to present to the United Way Board of Directors regarding the allocation of dollars available for distribution to Partner Agency programs