United Way recruiting for the first class of Fellows in Grayson County


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United Way of Central Kentucky is seeking applicants for a unique opportunity to learn more about the needs in the community, what United Way is doing to address those needs, and what citizens can do to help. This is the third year United Way has hosted the Fellowship Program, but this will be the first time bringing it to Grayson County.

Fellows will complete a six-month program which includes an overview of the region’s most urgent needs while also having the opportunity to tour programs in Grayson County making a difference in the areas of Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Basic Needs.

Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to develop their leadership and professional skills by applying their talents to support United Way’s mission of connecting the community for the common good. Whether you love building new relationships, assisting with United Way workplace campaign efforts, meeting new people, or public speaking, United Way can customize an approach that fits your unique interests.

Fellows will meet for a monthly luncheon and agency tour with a time commitment of 4-6 hours expected over the course of the six-month program, while some Fellows may choose to get more involved. Fellows will also work with United WAY staff, volunteers, and employee campaign managers to engage new businesses in United Way’s work, support existing workplace campaigns, and represent the organization in the community during their term.

Among many other benefits, Fellows can expect to learn more about Grayson County’s critical needs while also developing their professional skills and networking. Fellows will also receive recognition, invitations to United Way special events, and will be celebrated at an August 2017 graduation ceremony. Most importantly, these volunteers will provide an even greater level of investment in local programs that create more opportunities for families to be successful.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to learn more about what United Way is doing in the community,” says United Way of Central Kentucky President & CEO, Megan Stith. “But above that, it’s an even greater way for individuals to learn how they can get involved and help. Many of our past Fellows have taken the lead to create new programs and initiatives in the community, such as our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, and have also helped us in our fundraising efforts.”

There is no cost to participate in the program, which is open to all residents in Grayson County. There will be two separate programs this year—one held in Hardin County and the other held in Grayson County. Anyone in any county is welcome to participate in either program, regardless of where you live or work.

A limited number of Fellowship slots are available for the 2017 program. Applications will be accepted through March 7 via https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/uwckfellows or through United Way of Central Kentucky’s website, www.unitedwayck.org.

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