Governance Academy: Become a Volunteer Leader for United Way of Greater Kansas City

July 10, 2018, 5:00 PM

Volunteer Opportunities

2018-19 Class (7-month curriculum program)


Learn | Understand | Lead

The United Way of Greater Kansas City Governance Academy is an in-depth education program designed to help prepare individuals from throughout our community for volunteer leadership within United Way. Accepted candidates will be invited to participate in seven monthly education sessions designed to educate in all aspects of the operations of United Way and the governance responsibilities and obligations that leadership on behalf of United Way entails.


Application deadline: July 10, 2018 (5:00 pm CDT)
Kick-off: September 2018
Courses: October 2018 through April 2019
Graduation: May 2019


Potential candidates will:

  • Have established leadership in their career
  • Be engaged in other civic organizations as board members or in key voluntary leadership responsibilities
  • Have a passion and commitment for human services work
  • Be a current or prospective donor to United Way
  • Show an awareness and sensitivity to the growing diversity in the KC metro area

Participation and Time Commitment

The Governance Academy will be conducted at no charge to the participants. Those selected will agree to attend seven (7) monthly training modules from October 2018 through April 2019 with a graduation in May. Sessions will generally last three to four hours and will be hosted in the late afternoon/early evening by UWGKC or one of our key community partners.

Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations will be solicited from throughout the UWGKC region. The UWGKC Governance Committee will select the most highly qualified candidates as participants in the Governance Academy. Class size will be limited to ensure a meaningful experience.

Application Instructions

As you complete the application process, please consider your ability to attend all scheduled modules, including leaving work early to participate.

Please submit the following in PDF version only to Sarah Haberberger:

  • A current resume
  • Letter of endorsement that should describe your leadership potential and how your leadership might benefit the community

By Mail: United Way of Greater Kansas City, 801 W. 47th Street, Suite 500, Kansas City, MO 64112

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Applications due no later than 5:00 pm CST on July 10, 2018. Application questions may be directed to


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