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 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.
The previous employers provided some kind of service. One provided Social Services to the community so they wouldn't have to travel to downtown for Public services. It was enjoyable and you met a lot people during the year.
Another was providing childcare and differ events while parents worked. That was also a service that was enjoyable taking care of children. The other was also a service of agents selling insurance to clients of all ages for life, health and retirement.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Howard County, IN – January 14, 2016
The United way is a charitable organizations focuses on identifying and resolving pressing community issues. I enjoyed volunteer my time as a receptionist with this organization. Management and co-workers were determined to make a difference in lives of the people through partnerships with schools, businesses and others for fulfill a need in the community.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Dickinson, ND – December 10, 2015
It was extremely humbling to be able to help the needed. It shows us the humanity of anything and anyone who can get into the situation. Everyone has their own story and sometimes all they want is an ear to hear what the issue is, and many times you know of or we know how to assist them. There are ways that they didn't even know about. It’s rewarding and humbling.
Intern (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – November 19, 2015
this job showed me how a cooperation is ran and managed. I would help work on some of their projects and i ran the stock room. taught me how to work with others and it also taught me how to work in an office environment.
Information and Referral Specialist (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – August 27, 2015
This is a great place to work that truly appreciates and values their employees. It's a great feeling to go into work everyday knowing that you are there making a difference in the lives of others that are facing less than fortunate circumstances.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Plymouth, IN – August 18, 2015
My job was to organize papers and put campaign packets together. I could come in anytime I wanted to and the first thing I did was to report to the supervisor she would tell me what job I would do. Then they just give me something that needs to be done. it was just volunteer job.
It was a quiet atmosphere, The employees were nice.
I was having fun doing it and I was in the news paper for it.
volunteer teacher to lo income communities (Former Employee) – Anaheim California – July 11, 2015
I have many years experience as a nurse. I began was an emergency room nurse, passed through the ranks aa a Director of a Trauma Center. Then I made a change to the Operating Room in order to accommodate my return to school.
I ended up getting a Masters Degree in Public Health and began to teach Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Clinical Nursing. I am semi-retired and would like to teach clinical nursing, CNA,s or CCMA's. I have my CCMA Certificate.
My classes are always filled because I am a good teacher. I believe the students should be elevated, not intimidated. I have fun teaching and can adapt to any environment in the teaching arena.
I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with the community
Manager (Former Employee) – AR – July 10, 2015
I learned a lot about our community working at United Way. We had working relationships with nonprofits in the area to help promote their work through company campaigns to raise funds for Northwest Arkansas. We understood the statistics for needs in our area and was able to communicate that to businesses in Northwest Arkansas to help build a strong community. I personally had the opportunity to work with companies to help create volunteer projects for teams of employees and work with the nonprofit agencies to find the right fit for the company requests for a team building/volunteer project.
Opportunity to meet a lot of people, get to know nonprofit work
Organization that provides a learning experience for teens - adults
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Brandon, FL – July 6, 2015
Volunteering at United Way was a great way for me to experience different types of work settings/environments while providing me necessary skills and work ethics. I was able to meet different types of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. You get to have opportunities exposed to you - familiar and new - and you can plan them days to a month prior to when they're active, so it fits your planning/scheduling.
a typical day at work consist of addressing the needs of the community by connecting them to an agency who can of better assistance to them. The hardest part about the job was having to explain to helpless people that there were no resources to help them in their time in need. The most enjoyable part was when there were resources available and i was able help make a difference.
Read to Succeed Tutor (Former Employee) – Cape Girardeau, MO – June 24, 2015
While I was a tutor, it was my responsibility to help the children learn how to sound out certain letters. Then they read to me, and if they had trouble with a work it was my responsibilty to help them sound it out.
Data Entry Lead (Former Employee) – Norfolk, VA – June 15, 2015
I made my own lunch/break schedule, I didn't have someone to ask to use the bathroom. I would take information from cards and enter it into the computer after was finished with a batch i would print it out and make sure the money was correct and then proof read the batches after all the data was entered into the system. I've also done some auditing as well.