We are only successful with support from our community.

Live United and see your impact uplift Kankakee and Iroquois Counties.

Our office is able to generate impact because of those who generously give their time, resources, ideas, and expertise. You have the ability to create lasting change in your community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, we have additional engagement opportunities. To receive notifications about these emerging needs, please fill out United Way's Volunteer Interest Form, below. To browse other volunteer needs in Kankakee and Iroquois Counties, visit the Kan-I Help database's Get Involved tab.

Click here to fill out United Way's Volunteer Interest Form

Specific Volunteer Needs

Board Member

Type of Service: Board Member

Preferred Skills: Communications, Community Development, Finance/Accounting, Fundraising, Marketing/Public Relations, Strategic Planning 

Life Experiences: Board members must work and reside in Kankakee or Iroquois County. Lived experience in receiving services provided through United Way funds is helpful, but not required.

Service Commitments & Expectations: Serve as an active advocate and ambassador for the organization. Cultivate financial resources and partnerships to advance the organization's mission. Participate in monthly board meetings, serve on one committee, and attend two or more events throughout the year.

Financial Commitment: Make an annual gift commensurate or significant to your circumstance. Attend United Way's fundraising events whenever possible. Recruit sponsors, as needed. Identify and cultivate potential donors.

Term: Three-year term (two-term limit)

Meeting Frequency: 10 monthly board meetings, approximately 1 hour in length, on the last Friday of the month at 7:30am

If interested in this position, please contact Mariah Vail, Executive Director at info@myunitedway.org.