United Way of Lake County Seeking Volunteers to Serve on 2019 Community Investment Committee

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United Way of Lake County in Need of Volunteers to Serve on Community Investment Committee

Mentor, OH  (January 7, 2019) –  United Way of Lake County (UWLC) is currently seeking  volunteers to serve on their Community Investment committee.

“The second most frequently asked question we receive is, ‘Who decides which programs will benefit from my donation?,” says Jean Sency, Vice President and Director of Resource Development. The answer, “Volunteers decide.”

Donations made to UWLC are used to fund the most critical issues facing the community, which is where UWLC’s Community Investment committee volunteers come in. The goal of the volunteer committee is to ensure that only effective, efficient programs which result in positive outcomes for the benefit of our residents receive funding.

Community Investment committee volunteers will:

  • Gain an understanding of issues facing our community
  • Gain the opportunity to expand personal & professional networks
  • Represent and provide stewardship for UWLC donors
  • Make a lasting difference in our community.

According to Sency, “The volunteer work is interesting, meaningful and above all, crucial to our community.”

Special skills are not required to volunteer. All that’s needed is a passion for helping Lake County’s most vulnerable residents.

The entire evaluation process will take place from early February 2018 through mid-May 2019 for funding which will begin on July 1, 2019. UWLC is currently accepting volunteer applications from Lake County residents interested in volunteering on one of the following three Community Investment panels:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Financial Stability

Applications are now being accepted through January 18, 2019 at www.uwlc.org/volunteer. Interested individuals may also contact Jean Sency at jsency@uwlc.org or at 440-639-1286.

Volunteers are the backbone of UWLC. United Way's mission to improve the quality of people's lives in Lake County is fueled by those who bring passion, expertise and resources to make this happen. The organization is encouraging residents to consider donating their time and talent to help create lasting solutions by serving as a volunteer on UWLC’s Community Investment Committee.