Corporate Volunteerism

Employee Volunteer Programs

The United Way of the Southern Tier is committed to connecting employee teams to meaningful volunteer experiences that impact lives within our focus area. Whether it’s a one day activity, quarterly teambuilding, or monthly volunteer events, we can assist you through the entire process. Whether you have an hour or an afternoon, we provide you with a quality experience that improves lives throughout Steuben and Chemung counties. Employee volunteer programs provide an opportunity for staff members to engage in the work of the United Way of the Southern Tier, while also serving as a teambuilding experience.

What does volunteerism do for your company?

Build Your Team: Engaging current and prospective employees in a community partnership strengthens talent retention, boosts morale and provides staff development opportunities.

Build Your Business: Community involvement helps you reach a broader audience. You can see increased sales and improved client relationships.

Build Your Reputation: Community focus strengthens you as an industry and community leader with stakeholders, employees and customers.

The Process

Step 1: To organize an activity for your team, email msmith@uwst.org. Each request is handled with quality customer service, so please allow 3-4 weeks to develop your project.

Step 2: We will coordinate with the appropriate partner or program staff to identify and develop an opportunity for you.

Step 3: Once you’ve selected an activity and it’s confirmed, we will continue serving as a liaison to ensure your volunteer day is well-organized.

*Please note: A budget may be required for some projects. In addition, LIVE UNITED volunteer shirts, customized to your company’s brand, can be created as a part of your volunteerism package.

More Information and Forms

To request a project for your employee volunteer program, download and complete the Project Request Form and return it following the included instructions.

To complete the Acknowledgement & Release Form for your volunteer event, download and fill out following your group leader’s instructions.

To submit a project for completion as a non-profit organization, complete and return the Non-Profit Project Submission form.

For additional information about starting an employee volunteer program or how you can get involved, please contact Kate Andrukat, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator at kandrukat@uwst.org.