United Way is seeking three Middlebury College students to serve as Community Impact Volunteers, participating in a community grant process as part of an impact team in the areas of Health, Education or Financial Stability. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience reviewing grants, learn about non-profit administration, and build relationships with local community members. Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, January 8th.
Volunteers are ambassadors for United Way of Addison County and read each grant application in their assigned impact area (Health, Education or Financial Stability), develop a list of questions to discuss at site visits, visit agencies, participate in the team scoring process and recommend a funding amount for the board of directors to approve. Evaluation may include drafting suggestions for improved grant presentation, performance or business practices.
Orientation/training is provided (approx. 2 hours), each grant takes approximately 1 hour to read, site visit planning sessions generally are two 2 hour meetings, each site visit is approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours, evaluation and recommendation process usually takes two 2 hour meetings as well. The work takes place from approximately January 14th through the last week of March (United Way can accommodate your absence over February Break and Spring Break). Volunteers are expected to be interested in the community, non-profit sector, applying agencies and the United Way grant process. Confidentiality and professionalism are musts. Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a sense of humor are valued highly!
Interested students should contact United Way of Addison County Executive Director Kate McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Community Engagement Coordinator Ashley Calkins (email@example.com), by Tuesday, January 8th for more details.