Community volunteers are an essential part of United Way’s impact strategy.
United Way brings together more than 40 local volunteers with diverse backgrounds in community planning, human service systems, research, needs and asset assessments, local government and more.
The Community Impact Council, a sub-committee of the Board of Directors, understands both United Way’s strategic framework and the ever-changing needs of the region. The group reviews data, research and best practices and maintain periodic contact with funded programs and agencies.
The Community Impact Council is responsible for:
- Monthly meetings to monitor and assess community and human service needs;
- Making recommendations that enable United Way to effectively allocate resources; and
- Dispatching volunteers and building out a suite of initiatives and programs to meet the community’s needs.
In the past, United Way has convened multiple Action Councils as well as the Community Building Committee. Many members of these groups continue to serve on the new Community Impact Council. The merging of these groups will lead to more ideas, richer conversations and an opportunity to grow our volunteers to be more engaged and involved.
VCU School of Social Work
Wells Fargo Advisors
Atlantic Union Bank Wealth Management
City of Richmond Department of Social Services
South State Bank
Chair – Community Volunteer
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services
Vice Chair – Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Office of Community Wealth Building
Heritage Wealth Advisors
For more information on United Way community volunteer opportunities, contact Josh Epps, Interim Vice President of Community Impact.