United Way recruits cabinet volunteers

The United Way is recruiting campaign cabinet volunteers to support the annual Change Starts Here fundraising campaign.

The United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island (UWCNVI) is recruiting campaign cabinet volunteers to donate their time and talents to support the annual Change Starts Here fundraising campaign.

Funds from the United Way campaign support 11 local social service programs and help make the Comox Valley a stronger, healthier and safer place.

Volunteers are joining the team to begin planning for the annual Change starts here campaign, which will officially kick off in September.

“Serving on the campaign team is a great way for business professionals and labour representatives to raise their profile, learn new skills and expand their network while making a difference,” says Signy Madden, executive director of UWCVI. “We also want to put the word out to new comers to the community — business people or retirees — looking for a rewarding volunteer experience.”

United Way is also looking for individuals interested in starting or heading fundraising campaigns at their workplace as an employee campaign co-ordinator. Contact Brad Bayly at 250-702-2911 to get involved.

If you are interested in being a United Way volunteer this year, phone 250-338-1151 or e-mail info@uwcnvi.ca.

UWCNVI improves lives and builds community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Since 1958, United Way CNVI has invested in programs and services that help people to improve their lives and that strengthen our community.

Because of the generosity of donors and volunteers, UWCNVI is able to fund 44 charities supporting 50 programs for children, youth and seniors in Central Island, the Comox Valley and Campbell River this year.

UWCNVI also manages the Success by Six early childhood development programs throughout the Central and Northern Island and plays a part in working to reduce homelessness by being the Community Entity for Nanaimo’s Homelessness Strategy.

United Way’s Better at Home program to help keep seniors living at home will begin in Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Hardy, Comox Valley and Port Alberni in 2013.

— United Way Central & Northern Vancouver Island

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