Information and Referral Specialist (Current Employee), Anchorage, AK – April 15, 2014
United Way of Anchorage is a great company to work for. A typical day at work for me is coming in and checking email and voicemails and making appropriate call backs and replies to emails. I have a learned a lot of useful information about agencies and companies within the State of Alaska. I have also learned a lot about information and referral and – more... maintaining a resource database. Since I work in a call center I work very closely with a small amount of people, four of us including me, and we have a director who is very supportive. The hardest part of my job is having to be the one to tell people there are no resources available to help them in their situation. Another difficult aspect of my job is that I feel unchallenged, and have a desire to have more responsibility and excel further in my career and unfortunately United Way does not have that to offer for me. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to assist people with resources that are available to them, and also to make connections and relationships with service providers in our great state. – less
Volunteer (Former Employee), Greensboro, NC – April 10, 2014
The United Family was great! They not only were very professional and organized they made sure everyone was doing ok and having a good time. I met a lot of people this weekend, and I worked long hours of just standing and talking to strangers, but it was a blast!
Volunteer (Former Employee), Tarrytown, NY – April 8, 2014
Working with The Volunteer Center of the United Way was an incredible experience. Doing what we love, plus being able to help others is double the reward, especially when working with a great team of people.
United Way of Lake County Intern (Former Employee), Grayslake, IL – February 8, 2014
I was able to organize a book drive with two other friends and a goal of 1,000 books. I was left to collect the books in whichever manner I chose, so I only met with my supervisor a few times. For the drive, I participated in a fourth of July parade to advertise, organized a face painting stand at a neighborhood block party to collect books, and set – more... out bags in neighborhoods to collect books as well. We ended up meeting our quota and the books were given to underprivileged children in the county. – less
Volunteer Work (Former Employee), Sacramento, CA – January 24, 2014
Pros: great environment
Cons: no lunches
A typical day of work consist of staying 100 % earshot of the Shef so you could help him cook the meals. I have learned that being creative could lead to good results in the food industry. My co-workers supports me and I support them. The hardest part of the job was leaving because I enjoyed It so much. The most enjoyable part of the job was learning – more... new things – less
Call Center Agent (Current Employee), Saint Louis MO – November 4, 2013
This job is very rewarding because if provides opportunity to work with the a diverse population. We are providing human services referrals to callers that could possible assist them with financial means or human service needs.