Sarah Hoover

Sarah Hoover

KENNEBUNK — Volunteers are critical to the success of charitable organizations and United Way of York County is no exception.

The organization is a wellspring of help to so many in the area and has announced the addition of Sarah Hoover as a part-time Community Impact associate focused on volunteer engagement.

In this new role, Hoover will be responsible for supporting all functions of the United Way of York County Volunteer Resource Center, including its annual Day of Caring campaign and capacity building with organizations that rely on volunteers. 

“We are so pleased that Sarah has joined our staff this year. She is very familiar with our work and brings a breadth of volunteer management and community engagement experience to her role,” said  Barb Wentworth, president and chief executive officer of United Way of York County. “Through her efforts, we look forward to the continued expansion of our current volunteer engagement work.”

Wentworth said that Hoover also will assist United Way of York County with other projects that implement the specific areas of the United Way’s 2014 to 2020 strategic plan.

Hoover brings several years of community impact experience to her new position, including having served as a volunteer coordinator for refugee resettlement for Jewish Family Services of Delaware.

She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New England in Applied Social and Cultural Studies and a minor in Latin American Studies.

Hoover previously served as a campaign associate during United Way of York County’s 2017 Community Campaign, and was also an intern for the organization during her senior year at UNE, Wentworth said

United Way of York County was established in 1986 and created from the merger of two smaller United Way organizations in the area.

It focused on the most important issues facing our community and its current community influenced strategic plan strives to ensure the best start for children from birth to age 8, improving nutritional outcomes for children and seniors through hunger prevention, helping youth develop leadership skills and community connections by engaging them in service and philanthropy, and supporting a safety net of services that meet basic needs.

Wentworth said that to do this, United Way of York County galvanizes individuals and organizations to act, while mobilizing resources, expertise and funding and strengthens community conditions by bringing people and resources together to effect long-lasting changes that improve lives.

To learn more about United Way of York County, visit or call 985-3359.

— Executive Editor Ed Pierce can be reached at 282-1535 ext. 326 or by email at [email protected]

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