Community Investment Team Member Position Description
To participate as a volunteer team member to review and evaluate Community Investment for Impact grant applications.
- Reside and/or work within the Chattahoochee Valley: Muscogee, Phenix City-Russell, Harris, Chattahoochee, Clay, Marion, Quitman, Stewart, Talbot, and Taylor counties.
- Attend a 2-hour volunteer training session (in person on March 23).
- Commit to reviewing a maximum of 8 program applicants by reviewing the online application and attending at least 4 hybrid site visits (site visits will be held during business hours).
- Attend two panel area meetings (beginning of process/after reviewing applications and post virtual/hybrid site visits).
- Adhere to United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley’s Conflict of Interest Policy and maintain confidentiality.
- Ensure recommendations are objective, fair, impartial, and follow evaluation screening guidelines.
- Demonstrate personal investment in United Way as a donor to the 2022 Campaign and/or other qualifying support.
- Desire to make a positive difference and promote child, family, and community well-being.
Investments for Impact Review Panel Timeline and Commitment (15-20 hours)
|Reviewer Training||March 23||2 hours|
|Opening Panel Discussion Meeting||March 30 – March 31||1.5 hours|
|Review Applications, Site Visits, and Evaluations||Late March / April||Up to 12 hours|
|Final Panel Discussion||May 4 – 5 same time block as first round||1.5 hours|
Panel – Focus Area Scheduling
Economic Mobility Improve financial stability and economic mobility for low-income families/households.
Opening Panel Discussion, March 31, 11:00 – 12:30
Educational Equity Children start school ready to learn, read on grade level, and are prepared for college or career.
Opening Panel Discussion, March 30, 1:30 – 3:00
Health Access 1 Increase access to physical and mental healthcare services and resources to improve child, family, and community health. Health Access has the largest number of applicants and there are two panels
Opening Panel Discussion, March 30, 11:30 – 1:00
Health Access 2 Increase access to physical and mental healthcare services and resources to improve child, family, and community health. Health Access has the largest number of applicants and there are two panels
Opening Panel Discussion, March 31, 9:00 – 10:30
This year, we hope to increase efficiency by scheduling hybrid conversations with applicants on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays during the same time blocks as the first panel meeting. Please review your calendars as you select your preferred area(s) and choose the panel that works best with your typical schedule.
Community Investment grant applications, site visits, and team discussions must be kept confidential.
Conflict of Interest
Community Investment volunteers must disclose any direct or indirect relationship with grant applicants.
List of United Way Partners
- American Red Cross
- Better Work Columbus
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the Chattahoochee Valley
- BRIDGE of Columbus, Inc.
- Chattahoohcee Council, BSA
- Columbus Hospice of Georgia and Alabama
- Easterseals West Georgia
- Feeding the Valley
- Ferst Readers of Muscogee County
- Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc.
- Girls Inc. of Columbus & Phenix-Russell
- Hope Harbour
- Macon Russell Community Action Agency
- MercyMed of Columbus
- Open Door Community House, Inc.
- Russell County Child Advocacy Center
- SafeHouse Ministries
- Southwest Georgia Housing Opportunities
- St. Anne Community Outreach
- Teen Advisors, Inc
- The Family Center of Columbus, Inc.
- The House of T.I.M.E., Inc.
- The Salvation Army
- Twin Cedars Youth & Family Services, Inc.
- Urban League of Greater Columbus
- Valley Healthcare System
- YMCA of Metropolitan Columbus
Jennifer St John, Chief Impact Officer
Email or call 706.250.0647
Thank you for your interest in serving as a Community Investment Volunteer. Registration deadline is March 17, 2023.