Northwest NEWS

December 21, 1998

Home & Garden

United Way seeking volunteers

The single most important strength of United Way of King County is the participation of dedicated community volunteers who want to make their community a better place for everyone to live. If you are someone like that, United Way wants to hear from you.

   United Way is recruiting more than 100 people from the community and asking them to commit to a year-and-a-half volunteer position beginning in Jan. 1999. You will be making decisions on how donor money will be spent in providing health and human services in King County under five community goals established by the UWKC board of directors.

   Volunteers will attend a variety of training sessions through the United Way Volunteer Academy and become familiar with one of the five community goals under which allocations are made.

   Volunteers need to have a basic knowledge of non-profit human services or a willingness to learn, and have strong communication and decision-making skills and the ability to work with a team. Because this position makes funding decisions, volunteers cannot be staff of a current or potential United Way partner agency.

   Persons interested should contact Carolyn Cunningham at 206-461-3656, or e-mail her at ccunningham@uwkc.org.