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Top 6 Reasons to Start a UCT Council

UCT was founded over 125 years ago with the goal to give back to those who are in need. Today, that goal still holds true and with some recent changes to our council structure – you can create your own alternative council with just 10 members and a passion to do good in your local community! Here are the top 6 reasons to start your own UCT council:

 1.       Support charities YOU care about – So you love helping the local animal shelter, or maybe you’ve been in the “Race for a Cure” every year. When you start your own UCT council YOU choose which charities to support – or just support the singular most important charity or cause you are most passionate about – all you need is 9 other people to support that cause and you’ve got a council!

2.       Start with $500 “seed” money – UCT understands that you need money to publicize your new council and get your first event off the ground – and we’re here to help!

3.       Access a volunteer network of thousands of people across the US and Canada – UCT has nearly 250 councils that have been there and done that. Get connected with other councils and Outreach Coordinators who have been where you are – and know how to get where you want to go!

4.       Get help from seasoned community outreach managers – UCT is 100% committed to helping our councils make a difference in their communities. That’s why we have two Community Outreach Managers ready to help in any way they can! Our experts can assist with event planning, ideas, and walk you through the council formation process to make it as EASY as possible to get started supporting the cause you care about!

5.       Join an organization that supports you as you support others – UCT provides a variety of benefits for members as a “thank you” for all the positive ways you impact your local community. UCT Member Benefits include auto & home insurance discounts, rental car, hotel & travel discounts and more.  

6.       “Belong” to something. Maybe you were part of a fraternity or sorority in college, or you were an a cappella geek (like me), but we all like the sense of “belonging” to something. Join UCT and belong to a community of nearly 70,000 people who have access to social, leadership, volunteering and networking opportunities. 

Thanks for reading!

Jen Szymczak

Community Outreach Manager

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