An important component of the success of our annual Community Fund campaign is the Campaign Associate program (formerly known as the Loaned Rep program).
Employees from the public and private sectors are "loaned" by their employers for a 16-week period to help with the campaign. They bring great energy to the campaign and, without them, it would not be possible to raise the needed dollars for our community.
What's in it for employers?
Increased staff morale when you demonstrate a commitment to your community
Recognition in workplaces, at United Way events, in print publications, on the website and in the local media
A recharged employee - one who has learned new skills, absorbed fresh insights and ideas, made important contacts, is more confident and understands the community better
What's in it for employees?
An opportunity to:
Receive professional training and experience in fundraising, project and time management, public speaking, sales, communications and marketing, negotiation and planning
Improve leadership, management and team-building skills
Learn how a successful campaign works
Build upon existing strengths
Make new contacts and create networking opportunities
Learn about the challenges facing our community and be part of United Way's work that is making a difference in providing long-term solutions
For more information about the Campaign Associate program and the advantages of participating, contact our office at 250-591-8731 or email mrd @uwcnvi.ca .
2016-2017 Campaign Associates - Thank you!
Karen Everitt - Island Health
United Way creates opportunities in our communities by tackling pressing social issues and investing your donation to achieve the greatest impact. Each year, Island Health "loans" employees to help with the campaign. We are pleased to announce for the second year in a row, Karen Everitt is our Island Health Campaign Associate. Karen provides support, guidance and inspiration to the Island Health workplace campaign. We are delighted to have Karen join the team from her regular position as an LPN in Home and Community Care in Cowichan. Watch for more info on this year's United Way campaign and some new, more convenient ways that you can contribute!
Read about Karen's experience on being a 2015 Campaign Associate .
Laura Shanner and Deborah Hopper, Vancouver Island University (VIU)
We are pleased to have Laura Shanner and Deborah Hopper from Vancouver Island University, join us as Campaign Associates. Laura and Deborah bring a skillset to our team that is helping us bring VIU's Employee Giving Campaign to a new level.
2015-2016 Campaign Associates
Christine Jenkins and Eliza Gardiner - Vancouver Island University
An interview with Toni O'Keeffe on her experience being a United Way Loaned Rep.
Read more comments from 2014 Campaign Associates about their experience.