Volunteer Advisory Teams

What is a VAT?

What are Volunteer Advisory Teams?

Volunteer Advisory Teams, is United Way volunteer-driven community investment process designed to fund local programs that are clearly aligned with UWRC’s focus. The community investment process is evaluating program proposals, making funding recommendations and reviewing data to monitor program outcomes. VAT volunteers must live or work in Racine County and be available to attend virtual meetings from October through May. We ask that volunteers attend monthly meeting in the fall and bi-weekly meetings January – April. Meeting times are scheduled from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The total time commitment for each year is approximately 30 hours including, additional time as needed between scheduled meetings to review materials. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of two years. No prior experience is needed with the exception of Community Investment Financial Team (CIFT) volunteers, who must understand how to review financial documentation.

Become a volunteer advisory team member

We are looking for volunteers to participate on United Way volunteer advisory teams. Our volunteer-driven community investment process is designed to fund programs that are clearly aligned with UWRC’s target outcomes and outputs in the area of health, education, financial stability and essential services. Wherever programming takes place-at one of our LIFT (Link and Inspire for Tomorrow) community school locations or elsewhere in the community-it must serve Racine County residents and contribute to our focus of improving health, education, financial stability and basic needs in Racine County.


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Why Volunteer?

  • Share your expertise in your field.
  • Learn about Racine County nonprofits
  • Volunteers form positive relationships with team