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Ways to volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer with United Way of West Georgia and our partner agencies. If you are looking for a specific volunteer opportunity that you don’t see listed below, please call the United Way office at 706-884-8292 and we will work to try to find you that specific opportunity.

Allocations

Every January United Way of West Georgia recruits community volunteers to participate in our citizen’s review of agencies applying for funding. Training takes place on the first Thursday of February. Volunteers are assigned to panels led by a United Way board member, agencies are also divided into groups. At the training, the volunteers and agencies decide on dates and times for site visits during the month of February. Volunteers tour the agencies, meet the staff, and review the applications the agencies have submitted. As a group they make a recommendation on funding that is communicated to the Allocations Steering Committee by their panel chairman. To participate as an Allocation Volunteer call the United Way office at 706-884-8292 or email: barbara.uwga@gmail.com

Weekly Readers

Weekly Readers are community volunteers who read in our child care centers. Readers generally volunteer once a month, and can read to all ages of children at the centers. Research has shown that reading to a child for 20 minutes a day can increase their brain development. To get more information about becoming a Weekly Reader contact Gail Gordon at 706-884-8292 or ggordonsb6@gmail.com

Jungle Bus

The Jungle Bus needs volunteers to help with book distributions at various locations. The Jungle Bus goes to schools on reading nights, preschools, apartment complexes and public housing during the day and participates in special community events. To get more information about volunteering with the Jungle Bus contact Gail Gordon at 706-884-8292 or ggordonsb6@gmail.com

LaGrange Has Talent

Cancelled for Fall 2020. LaGrange Has Talent is the Magnolia Society fall fund raiser for Early Learning. It is part virtual and part live performance and there are a lot of opportunities to volunteer. For more information, contact the United Way Office at 706-884-8292.

Get Troup Reading

There are a great many opportunities to volunteer in the area of Literacy. Getting all of Troup County’s students reading on grade level by the end of third grade is the main goal of Get Troup Reading. To Find out more about Get Troup Reading and the volunteer opportunities there contact Director Kim Myers at kimmyers@gettroupreading.org