LIVE UNITED. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.
The continued success of the Berwick Area United Way and its programs would be impossible without our volunteers. Please call the BAUW office (759-8203) for more information on any of these volunteer opportunities:
Free Tax Filing Assistance
January to mid-April
Volunteer Tax Preparers. January to mid-April. You don’t need to be an accountant or a math whiz to help working families file their taxes. At the IRS sponsored Volunteers in Tax Assistance site, volunteers greet tax filers, prepare tax returns and supply materials on a variety of financial and benefit opportunities. The software is easy to use and the six hour training is conducted locally. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity with immediate gratification, easy start up and the satisfaction of knowing you have made a difference in someone’s life. Training for the upcoming season is January 21st and 28th in the computer lab at McBride Library. Training can also be done online at your convenience. Call 759-8203 for more information.
Every Saturday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Salvation Army, Berwick
Volunteers plan a meal, buy the food, cook, and serve a meal to those guests in the community who are in need. During 2010, the number of guests doubled to between 60 and 70 per meal and many of those are families with small children. A great project for youth groups, churches and civic groups, the Soup Kitchen is an eye opening experience for many of those who help out there.
Day of Caring Saturday, April 21, 2012
Sponsored by Dollar Tree Distribution Center, Berwick Hospital Center and Metrocast
Our partner agencies do so much with so little and the Day of Caring is a way to lend them a hand. Volunteers work on a variety of projects for local non-profits in our area which might not otherwise be done or might take some of the agency’s limited resources. All ages and skill levels can help out which makes this a great way to spend the day with your family and help the community. We had 146 volunteers who participated in Day of Caring 2009. Hope to see you on April 17, 2010!
Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Saturday, May 12, 2012
We collected almost 4 tons of food in 2010, a little less than we collected in 2008 but a tribute to the giving nature of this community, especially during hard times. But the need has increased. Please support the food drive when you see the postcards from your letter carrier.
United Way Board of Directors
Meets on Mondays at 5:30 except for July and December plus must serve on one committee
Board members are important volunteers to the United Way, reviewing the day-to-day operations of the agency to be sure we are addressing the needs of the community. The Board sets policy and approves all decisions on finances, member agencies, allocations, campaign goals, and the vision of the United Way.
Budget Allocation and Review Committee
Meets September to February, 4:00pm - 5:30 pm on Monday
The BARC committee always values the opinions of the community. Members of this committee visit member agencies and review their financial reports and their programs to be sure that the United Way dollars are being used properly. This is a great way to see what United Way is all about and to learn what agencies are doing in our community.
Work during June - December
We can always use campaign volunteers - the hard working people who help raise the funds that support the health and human service agencies in our community. Many different skills and interests are useful in fundraising so call today and let us know your area of interest. Helping with the campaign is more than just asking people for money. We need people to write thank you letters, help to plan special events, design posters, distribute flyers and make phone calls. So call today and let us know how you want to be involved.