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Citizen Review Panels

People who give generously to improve the community often wonder what happens to their donations after they provide their gift. At United Way of Martin County, donors and supporters have the unique opportunity to help decide how United Way funds are invested in programs to directly impact lives in Martin County by serving on a Citizen Review Panel.

Applications for 2018 Citizen Review Panels are now open. 

 What do citizen review volunteers do?

  • Review grant application instruments
  • Conduct agency site visits
  • Recommend evaluation scores for each program to aid in funding decisions

How much time does it take?

  • Attend volunteer training
    • Monday, April 9, 2018, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    • IRSC Chastain Campus - Wolf High Technology Center
  • For each program you agree to review:
    • One to two hours to review grant application materials
    • One half-day (approximately 5 hours) to conduct the agency site visit and deliberations. 

What qualifications do I need to do this job?

  • Passion for our community
  • Desire to be a change agent
  • Be a game changer in Martin County by financial investing in United Way of Martin County
  • Be a United Way donor
  • Knowledge or experience that is aligned with one or more of the following areas:
  • Community Needs (i.e. knowledge of community collaborations, needs assessments, census data, direct client service, etc.).

  • Results Driven (i.e. outcome measurements, data collection, program evaluation, etc.).

  • Diversity and Inclusion (equal opportunity or accessibility expertise, familiarity with disproportionality, experience with inclusion efforts, etc.).

  • Governance (i.e. board of director’s experience, strategic planning, bylaw review, committee work, etc.).

  • Management (human resources experience, volunteer management, knowledge of public relations or marketing, program leadership or supervision, etc.).

  • Finances (knowledge of financial ratios, annual audits, bookkeeping, experience in nonprofit finances or financial management, etc.).

To register as a United Way Citizen Review Panel Volunteer, please complete this registration form and email back to

For more information, contact Rachel Terlizzi at 772-283-4800, ext. 246 or