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On the frontline of the fight for our community are thousands of volunteers who bring LIVE UNITED to life by giving selflessly of their time and talents to create lasting solutions and improve the quality of life for all of us who call St. Lucie County home!

Whether it’s reading to children, serving as a volunteer income tax preparer for low-income tax clients, delivering meals to homebound seniors or being part of the annual Day of Caring, there are hundreds of ways to roll up your sleeves and make a difference!

Ways to Get Involved

Citizen Review Panels
People who give generously to improve the community often wonder what happens to their donations after they provide their gift. At United Way of St. Lucie County, donors and supporters have the unique opportunity to help decide how United Way funds are invested by serving on a Citizen Review panel. After much consideration, we have decided to hold our Citizen Review Panels digitally. While we are disappointed that we will not be in-person this year, we are excited to share this online experience with our volunteers in this new way via digital communication. As always, the safety & health of our community is our top priority as we continue to monitor this situation.
 
To sign up, click here.
 
Applications for 2020 Citizen Review Panels now available! 
 
What do citizen review volunteers do?
  • Review grant application instruments
  • Conduct agency site visits
  • Recommend evaluation scores for each program
How much time does it take?
  • For each program you agree to:
  1. One to two hours to review grant application materials
  2. One half-day (approximately 5 hours) for agency presentations and deliberations. 
What qualifications do I need to do this job?
 
Knowledge or experience that is aligned with one or more of the following areas:
 
  • Community Needs ( i.e. knowledge of community collaberations, needs assessments, census data, direct client service, etc.).
  • Results Driven (i.e. outcome measurements, data collection, program evaluation, etc.).
  • Diversity and Inclusion (equal opportunity or accessibility expertise, familiarity with disproportionality, experience with inclusion efforts, etc.).
  • Governance (i.e. board of directors experience, strategic planning, bylaw review, committee work, etc.).
  • Finances (knowledge of financial ratios, annual audits, bookkeeping, experience in nonprofit finances or financial management, etc.).
For more information, contact Jessica Parrish at 772-464-5300 or jessica.parrish@unitedwayslc.org.

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