ELS Volunteer Program

A goal of the Tulsa Area United Way Emerging Leaders Society is to prepare young professionals to become the next generation of leaders and philanthropists. We want to continue our area's rich history of giving back and supporting the community. We thank all of our current members for their financial support of our community and the selfless way they give of their resources. We also realize there are other ways to give of yourself. Volunteering your time is an excellent way to make a difference. And now ELS wants to reward you for the time you spend volunteering.

Volunteer Hours Tracking Form

Emerging Leaders Society Volunteer Program 

The Emerging Leaders Society is organized into four giving levels:

  • Perryman - annual gift of $250
  • Gilcrease - annual gift of $500
  • Skelly - annual gift of $1,000
  • Phillips - annual gift of $2,500

However, with our new Volunteer Program, you can increase your membership one level through serving volunteer hours. Here are the details:

  • You must give at least $250 annually (the minimum for ELS membership)

  • Submit 12 volunteer hours in one year to move from Perryman to Gilcrease

  • Submit 25 volunteer hours in one year to move from Gilcrease to Skelly

  • The volunteer time must be served at one of the Tulsa Area United Way partner agencies, community collaborations or for ELS.

  • Volunteers may only move up one level per calendar year

Submit your volunteer hours by clicking on this online form.

Questions? Contact the Director of Donor Experience, Heidi Braver, through email at els@tauw.org or call 918-295-6660.


Volunteer Opportunities

Below are listed some ongoing opportunities with United Way partner agencies. You can also view a list of all the United Way partner agencies along with contact information here.

Read to young children at the Hutcherson YMCA
Volunteer to read with preschoolers at the Hutcherson YMCA on the last Wednesday of each month and help brighten the day of a little one. Take along a book to donate or read one from their library. This volunteer opportunity will only take a small amount time out of your day, but will give back so much. 

Email Cicely Wilson at cwilson@ymcatulsa.org to sign up. 


Conduct mock interviews at the Center for Employment Opportunities

Give an hour of your time and offer CEO clients the opportunity to practice their job interview skills during these mock interviews. 

Contact the Center for Employment Opportunities at 918-894-6561 to sign up. 


Mentor students with the STEM Alliance
Volunteer with the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and become a Math Mentor for a 3rd grader 

Visit www.tulsastem.org for more information

Read with a child through Reading Partners
​Become a Reading Partner and become a hero! You will be matched with one student for whom you will serve as tutor, mentor and friend. On average, for every 1 month in Reading Partners, students gain 1.6 months of reading ability. As students learn faster, they can begin to narrow their achievement gap and catch up to their peers.

Visit readingpartners.org for more information 


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