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Marketing & Public Relations Committee

The Marketing Committee’s role is to direct United Way’s overall marketing and strategic planning programs and corporate communications. The committee shall design, implement, and facilitate an annual marketing plan, administer the marketing budget, and help coordinate special events. The committee also oversees corporate communications activities including: external communications, internal communications, and public relations efforts.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 6/4/21

Event Planning Volunteer

The event planning volunteer’s role is to assist the Marketing and Public Relations Committee with planning United Way events, such as our Lumberjack Breakfast, Campaign Celebration, and Day of Action. Volunteers will assist with volunteer recruitment and management, external communications, event day logistics, post-event communication and evaluation, compiling event materials, and other event-related activities. They may help develop and solicit in-kind donations. This role may include cold-calling, lead follow-up, tracking, contract management, and recognition and attendance at sponsored events. This volunteer will assist in writing communication pieces including letters, newsletters, web content, invitations, data tracking, and reports.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 12/31/21

Community Impact Committee

The Community Impact Committee aspires to achieve lasting community change on the most pressing human and social issues facing our community. The committee guides United Way strategies and invests resources to achieve established community priorities, while also guiding the ongoing development of the priorities themselves, to ensure they remain relevant and responsive to our community.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 12/31/21

Resource Development Committee

The Resource Development Committee provides leadership and management for the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising and development activities. The goal of the committee is to establish meaningful donor-investor relationships by developing and implementing strategic plans and provide leadership and guidance for staff and volunteers, as well as on-going promotion of planned giving opportunities; and overseeing, managing and/or planning advancement events.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 12/31/21

Resourcing Volunteer

First Call 211 provides community members a central place to learn about resources and find information on government and social programs. Resourcing Volunteers help ensure information is timely, relevant, and accurately recorded in the 211 databases. Volunteers will communicate with nonprofits to gather locally relevant information. This role is performed virtually using a phone, computer, and Microsoft Excel. Training on appropriate communication protocols and how to accurately document agency information is provided.

Through 12/31/21


Medical workers, essential workers, and members of the community are in need of masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you’re donating masks to an organization, make sure to follow specific instructions for sewing masks (different organizations may have different standards for protective equipment); and always adhere to drop off guidelines: Advocates for Family Peace: Cloth masks can be dropped off at the Grand Rapids and Virginia offices. Learn more Bigfork Valley Hospital: Instructions | Drop off ElderCircle: Masks can be dropped off in a yellow and black outside of ElderCircle’s office at the YMCA. Learn more Essentia Health: Instructions | Drop off Grand Itasca: Instructions | Drop off

Through 12/31/20

Latest Volunteer News


Stuff the Bus: School Supplies Drive


Each year hundreds of children in greater Itasca County go back to school without the essential school supplies they need to succeed in the classroom. When children don’t have the school supplies they need, they often disconnect in school, making it much harder to succeed academically.

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Volunteering Safely During COVID-19


As the state begins to open up, volunteer projects are getting underway again. Some of these projects were planned previously to the pandemic, while other projects will be responding to COVID-19 needs. 

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