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Volunteer with United Way

The United Way of Central New Brunswick depends on hundreds of volunteers in a variety of ways to help us achieve our goals. We are always in need of volunteers to assist with campaign activities, internal tasks, events, and with our partner agencies.

We will identify opportunities to volunteer in our community that match your skillset, availability and interests so that we provide you with a truly meaningful and rewarding volunteering experience.

If you are interested in volunteering with United Way, please contact Roxana Atkinson, Director of Community Impact at (506) 459-7773 (Ext 202), or

Student Impact Committees

United Way of Central New Brunswick is offering student across Central NB the opportunity to make a difference in their communities. The UW Student Impact Committee takes on a leadership role by promoting funds that are available for community investment and inviting community groups and organizations to submit grant applications. UW Student Impact Committee members evaluate the funding applications that are submitted, interview applicants directly about their project idea and decide as a committee where the best community investments can be made. Students then volunteer with the funded community group and organization, while capturing and promoting successes and involvement along the way.

Purpose & Goals

At United Way, we invest for the greatest impact. The United Way Student Impact Committee is a program designed to give high school students the opportunity to invest in local programs that make a difference. Students work collaboratively throughout the year exploring creative ways to engage local agencies and their school community. Students learn new skills and gain experience in areas of teamwork, time management, fund management, communication and critical thinking skills, engagement and volunteering, and public speaking.

Students who take part of Student Impact Committees also benefit from the mentorship of their local United Way Director of Community Impact, their United Way School Liaison, and through local non-profit agency partners and volunteering opportunities.

The students on this committee will:

  1. Meet regularly to identify & discuss the needs in their community
  2. Coordinate a mini grant process with funds from the United Way of Central NB
  3. Invite Community organizations to submit grant applications
  4. Evaluate grant applications and assess where the best investments can be made
  5. Be involved with the implementation of the project & volunteer
  6. Promote student engagement
  7. Capture, communicate & celebrate successes

UWSIC’s have been established in Cambridge-Narrows, Boiestown/Doaktown, Chipman, Harvey, McAdam and Stanley and Oromocto.

For further information, please contact Roxana Atkinson, Director of Community Impact at

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Student United Way

What is Student United Way?

United Way (SUW) is a student-led United Way on college and university campuses; bridging the gap between campus and community and empowering young people to improve their local communities by giving, acting and volunteering, SUW provides students at the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University with regular volunteer opportunities with United Way and its partner agencies.

With the involvement of more than 60 campuses across the United States, United Way Central NB is the first in Canada and second internationally to develop and implement a campus based SUW.

How often do we meet?

We meet once a month as a group to discuss upcoming volunteering opportunities in our community. Students then volunteer on their own time, at their own convenience.


Students are expected to volunteer when they can. Students who volunteer at least once per month with United Way or a partner agency will be presented with a Student United Way certificate at the end of the year. Students are encouraged to attend Student United Way meetings on a regular basis.

Student United Way Presidents and Board Members are elected annually to help run Student United Way.This year’s Presidents are Abby Dolan for UNB & Kayla Doody for STU! This is a great opportunity and we’re happy to guide interested students through the process.

Benefits to Students

To learn more about becoming a member or if you are an organization seeking highly skills and enthusiastic volunteers, please contact Roxana Atkinson, Director of Community Impact at (506) 459-7773 /