Lend a Helping Hand

When you give to United Way, your contribution, combined with the gifts of hundreds of other people becomes a significant pool that is distributed based on what has the potential to create significant lasting change. Volunteers are an essential element, from dedicated board members, campaign cabinet members and their workplace campaign teams, to community members who assist with the review and recommendation for community investment of campaign resources.

Each year volunteers from United Way of Seneca County are responsible for reviewing requests from our funded partner agencies, assessing the needs in the community and making the tough decisions about how to recommend community investments. Volunteers have access to and review financial information, agency outcomes and the Community Profile. Coupled with training on the investment process, and agency interviews, volunteers become experts on the needs in our community and the agencies that address them.

Many funded partner agencies depend on volunteers to assist with disaster response, or provide general clerical support, extra hands for projects at Scout camps or in child care centers. Some serve as coaches for sports events, work at food pantries, help with the annual A Taste of Spring gala, or the annual Chicken BBQ.

VITA volunteers are needed every year.  For more information, contact Tammy Mattoon, employment & training assistant at 315.539.1912 or e-mail her at tmattoon@co.seneca.ny.us.

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