Community Investment Review Panel

The Community Investment Review Panel (CIRP) is an exciting and influential volunteer opportunity open to all United Way investors. As a CIRP Volunteer you will review applications of 3-4 programs seeking United Way funding.

Volunteers play an important role in ensuring dollars entrusted to United Way are leveraged to their maximum capacity by evaluating programs' client outcomes, alignment with the United Way strategy, and the overall impact on the community.

United Way works closely with Community Partners to ensure quality outcomes are designed and achieved. CIRP volunteers are required to attend a one-time training facilitated by United Way staff. Together, we will review the Program Effectiveness Evaluation Tool, which serves as the scorecard when reviewing online applications.

As a Community Investment Review Panel Volunteer you commit to:

Selection of CIRP Volunteers is competitive and limited. 

Volunteer registration opens up at the beginning of each year, typically the first two weeks of January.  Communication will come out as registration opens.  Do not wait until the deadline to register as this is one of the most highly anticipated volunteer experiences at United Way, and it fills quickly. The number of applications accepted will be limited to the first 100 applicants.

For more information about the Community Investment Review Panel Volunteer opportunity, please email