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2016 Community Investment Volunteer Calendar





Volunteer Training/ Orientation


January 26



January 28

Two Sessions to choose from:

8:30 – 11:30 AM on Tuesday, January 26th


2 – 5 PM on Thursday, January 28th

 United Way of Central Okla., 1444 NW 28th St

Oklahoma City

All new volunteers strongly encouraged to attend training. The training provides new volunteers with an understanding of the Community Investment process and their role and responsibilities. This session includes an update on changes for 2016, a review of the volunteer expectations and calendar, principles and funding criteria, agency policies and procedures, information on United Way research on community needs and how to review applications for funding.

Subcommittee Meeting #1


February 9 - 26


(1 to 1.5 hours)

Subcommittee forming meeting where the volunteers learn about the Partner Agencies to be reviewed and their funded programs. Experienced volunteers share information from prior reviews to get everyone up to speed on recent history and what to expect.  The Subcommittee will also review Mid-Year Reports and set future meeting dates. Co-Chairs may provide a brief orientation before the meeting for those who missed the Volunteer training.

Subcommittee Meeting #2


March 10 - 25


(1.5 to 2 hours)

Extensive review of proposed program funding requests for 2016-2017. This includes a review of the Allocation Request Packages containing details on use of United Way funds. The group will discuss the proposals and formulate questions to be addressed by the agencies prior to the site visits.

Agency Site Visits

Between April

11 - 29

(these visits typically occur in 2 half-day sessions or in

1 full day)


(~8 hours)

Partner Agency leadership will provide a complete and comprehensive presentation about United Way funded programs, the need for the amount requested, and a tour of the agency (if appropriate). The agency is directed to allow time for questions and answers.

Subcommittee Meeting #3

Between May 4 - 18


(2 hours)

Develop funding recommendations, positive feedback, suggestions, and/or concerns to be included in the official award letter sent to each agency.

End-of-Year Report

August 12

(Will receive the reports from UW staff)


(~1 to 2 hours)

Review End-of-Year Reports.  Contact United Way staff with any questions or concerns generated by the reports.

*Exact times and locations to be determined by each Subcommittee.  Times shown are approximate.