Join P.O.W.E.R.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Meade

POWER embodies this quote. We are a group of thoughtful, committed ladies who are impacting the health, education and income of children and families in our communities. We pride ourselves in offering something for everyone. Whether you prefer volunteering, providing advice and guidance or financial support, POWER is a way to use your abilities and talents to truly make an impact in our community, give back, and see the difference you make.

Ready to make a difference? Simply fill out and submit the application form below.

POWER Membership is $50 annually. Please see details below.


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    • Networking and Social opportunities with other women who live and or work in Shelby County
    • Hands on volunteering and mentoring opportunities
    • Gain professional experience
    • Give back & make a difference
    • Personally strengthening your community

    Project & Volunteer Experiences

    Through collaborations between the Shelby County United Way, our community partners and members we consistently have new projects and opportunities developing. There are many current volunteer opportunities available to members. For information about these volunteer opportunities, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

    What We Do

    Our members take a hands-on approach to driving change in our community by implementing programming and volunteering for events. POWER provides the opportunity for you to participate at the level that meets your needs, and your lifestyle. You can attend events, volunteer, join a committee or simply make a financial contribution.

    P.O.W.E.R. Member Benefits

    We want your membership in POWER to benefit you personally as well as help fill the needs in our community? When you become a member of POWER, events are available to you free and some for a small fee, and usually include a meal or light refreshments. Listed below are some of the programs that we have conducted in order to give members information on health, fitness and personal growth.


    Annual Membership Luncheons include a keynote speaker, lunch and social time.

    POWER-ful You Events

    These events feature topics for women’s health and wellness

    POWER of the Purse

    POWER of the Purse Champagne Luncheon & Fashion Show:  This is our signature fundraiser held in April.

    POWER Tour to Understand

    Members take a bus to many United Way Agencies and have the opportunity to understand first hand how local dollars and volunteering help those in our community.

    Appreciation Events

    Appreciation Events are an opportunity to truly appreciate our members.  They typically include an activity or speaker, food and drinks and socialization.