Volunteer Committees at United Way

United Way of Snohomish County: Committee VolunteersAlthough we welcome inquiries throughout the year, formal volunteer recruitment begins in September.

If you have any questions about our committees or would like to get involved, email Michelle Morris, Senior Manager of Community Engagement, or call her at 425.374.5541.

Create lasting change in your community by volunteering on a United Way committee. United Way engages volunteer committees to ensure that a rich diversity of expertise, experience and perspective lead and drive decision-making and direction to improve people’s lives in Snohomish County. Set funding priorities, allocate program grants, provide administrative oversight, help build our annual legislative agenda and more! Activities and time commitments vary by committee. 


Committee Descriptions*

* This committee list is currently being updated


Board of Directors

Committee Size: 30

The United Way Board of Directors is responsible for overall governance, strategic and programmatic oversight of the organization and makes all final decisions regarding finances, community investments and strategic matters.

Download a Committee/Position Description.


Community Matters Vision Council

Committee Size: 25

The Community Matters Vision Council develops strategies & initiatives, sets resource development goals, raises needed revenue, makes funding recommendations and monitors progress toward improving the ways people get community support, connect with one another, and get involved.

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Endowment & Planned Giving

Committee Size: 9

The Endowment and Planned Giving Committee helps build a substantial, permanent Endowment Fund through the gifts of many individual donors with the overall goal of providing an annual base of financial stability for the United Way of Snohomish County.  Increase United Way’s capacity to solicit, secure and manage planned gifts.

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Families Matter Vision Council

Committee Size: 25

The Families Matter Vision Council develops strategies & initiatives, sets resource development goals, raises needed revenue, makes funding recommendations and monitors progress toward increasing the ability for people in Snohomish County to live independently.

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Forward Looking Committee

Committee Size: 25

The Forward Looking Committee is responsible for drafting recommendations to be presented to the Board of Directors in May 2015. The recommendations will chart the strategic direction for United Way of Snohomish County.

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Interested in applying? Complete our Volunteer Inquiry Form.


Kids Matter Vision Council

Committee Size: 23

The Kids Matter Vision Council develops strategies & initiatives, sets resource development goals, raises needed revenue, makes funding recommendations and monitors progress toward increasing the optimal development of children and youth birth to age 18.

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Marketing Committee

Committee Size: 9

The Marketing Committee serves in an advisory role to the Marketing staff to develop a brand strategy that supports the mission and strategic goals of United Way of Snohomish County.

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Public Policy Committee

Committee Size: 10

The Public Policy Committee is responsible for creating an annual recommended Public Policy statement for the Vision Council Coordinating Committee and the Board of Directors and oversees United Way’s public policy activities including advocacy, tracking legislation, and lobbying.

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Mission: Leading positive change that transforms our community and improves people’s lives in Snohomish County

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