United Way of Indian River County is looking for passionate and community-minded volunteers to serve on one of several virtual Citizen Review Panels. Our primary concern is for the health of all participants involved and will be instituting a completely electronic Citizens Review Process this year. All meetings will be conducted virtually or via phone conference and volunteer panelists will be required to have a computer with speakers and an internet connection. 

Throughout April, Associate Panelists via online conferencing will review grant applications, conduct non-profit agency site visits, and evaluate and recommend programming to aid in funding decisions. Each team is made up of a Panel Chair, Financial Analyst, and several Associate Panelists.  These volunteers come together to review applications for funding, conduct site visits, and ultimately rate the program, suggesting a level of funding for the coming fiscal year. The goal is to ensure that every United Way funded program is effective and efficient in addressing priority needs in our community.As a Citizens Review Process volunteer, you are helping direct local donor funds to fill the biggest gaps in our community. This year, 25 non-profit agencies have applied for grant funding under the Impact Areas of Health and Financial Stability.

In today’s society, many want to give back to their community but don’t have the time to analyze and observe all the health and human service agencies in their area. These United Way volunteers do this for you. Their due diligence ensures your contributions are used effectively and efficiently to address the most critical needs in YOUR community.

For more information or to submit an application 

* No previous experience necessary.


If you are interested in joining a team as a Citizens Review Panelist, contact our Community Impact Coordinator, Eve Ballance at or 772-567-8900, ext. 120. She would be happy to answer any questions you may have to facilitate your participation.