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Ways You Can Get Involved

Day of Caring 2015 Show Your Community You Care

Imagine leaving your desk on a sunny day with your co-workers and spending two hours planting flowers. Picture you and your friends are laughing, smelling the earth come alive from its long winter sleep, as you rake up debris. Now imagine that the work you are doing is benefiting one of the many Valley non-profits, who help so many in the community have a better quality life. You are a part of helping and it feels so good. You can have this experience Monday, May 18, during the Day of Caring or any time the following week. There are a wide range of opportunities no matter what your age or experience. The options are Valley wide. Contact Cherie at 745-5822 or to volunteer or for more information.

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Development Director Position Available

United Way of Mat-Su is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time Development Director position. Please see the attached job description for more information. The deadline to apply is April 22nd. Please email resume and cover letter to Stephanie Allen at


Karis Johannes was awarded the 2014 Dorothy A Jones Volunteer of the Year award at the Palmer Chamber of Commerce meeting March 18, 2014.
Read more about the Volunteer of the Year.

Become a United Way Campaign Partner and a Hero for the Mat-Su Valley

little superhero boyBe involved in the campaign and help United Way in raise funds to support our community efforts. Depending on your schedule, there is an opportunity for you to join us during our campaign which takes place starting each year in September.

1. In the Workplace
Ask if your place of employment holds a workplace campaign. Many do. If they do, attend the United Way of Mat-Su presentation and if they hold a campaign, but do not offer a presentation, ask if one could be scheduled. A presentation will give a report about the work being done to improve our community and how you can get involved in those efforts.
If you are a business owner, call today to schedule a workplace campaign. Invite us to speak to your employees any time during the year. Presentations can last anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes. A typical presentation includes an introduction to United Way, a viewing of our campaign video and a report on progress being made in our community. We provide the materials needed for your employees, including campaign brochures, pledge form, information sheets, table tents and more.. We work with you to determine the appropriate length and content of the presentation. Call Cherie at 745-5822 to find out more.

2. You can be an Employee Campaign Coordinators
Employee Campaign Coordinators (ECC) are volunteers from businesses in our community who generously donate their time to advance the annual workplace campaign efforts for United Way of Mat-Su within their place of employment. We can help with great ideas for having fun while raising money. ECCs are essential to a successful workplace campaign and are sometimes lovingly referred to as our United Way of Mat-Su Champions. ECC’s are VIP guests at our annual kick-off event.

3. At Your Service Organization
Plan to have United Way of Mat-Su as a speaker at one of your meetings. Learn how your service organization can work alongside United Way in the areas of education, stable income and health.

4. In Your Home
Invite friends for a United Way Party. We will help with the planning and you will be the hero.

Become a Volunteer Reader

You can experience the joy of seeing a child’s reading skills improve and know you are making a real difference not only for this child’s future, but also in the future of our community. Sign up today by contacting Volunteers are needed for one-on-one or small group sessions in the kindergarten through 3rd grade classrooms. Can you give a 1/2 hour twice a week at a school near you for a month, 3 months, until the end of the school year? The Mat-Su Borough School District has provided a list of schools that will welcome your help, teachers will provide supervision. We will pay for background checks. Experience the inner glow of volunteering and help a child succeed.

Download the Volunteer Reader Poster (.pdf)

How can YOU help?

See a list of Volunteer Opportunities on our Volunteer Page!


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