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Join Allocations


Be the eyes and ears of more than 14,000 United Way donors by becoming a United Way Allocations volunteer.

Allocations volunteers ensure that donations to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut are wisely invested in local health and human service programs. Relying on applications, site visits, program results, and financial records, you can help decide how United Way funding is allocated among programs. Allocations volunteers are divided among panels that each review several programs. Training and orientation is provided. Each meeting or site visit usually lasts about two hours, and there are morning and evening panels available. In between meetings, volunteers are required to read through materials on their own.

There is also a separate Financial Review Panel that assesses the overall financial health and management of partner programs. This panel looks at both the audited Financial Statements of the agency as well as IRS Form 990s. The panel is not intended to duplicate an audit, but to make an overall assessment of data presented in the two documents by culling information from the audits and 990s. This group generally meets in person 2-3 times per year with additional work done from home or work via email. Financial professionals or individuals with a strong financial background please only apply.

Allocations volunteers are needed between mid-February to May each year. Weather permitting, there are scheduled breaks throughout the allocations process, so volunteer do not have to commit to meeting every week during this time period.

If you are interested in becoming an Allocations volunteer, please contact Anne at