Day of Caring

Friday, September 13, 2019

When you give back, our whole community wins. Be a part of the largest volunteer event in the state.

With hundreds of nonprofits hosting projects, there is something for everyone to participate in! Come out and help make King County a better place for everyone to call home.

2018 Day of Caring Impact

Day of Caring in 2018 was a resounding success, thanks to hardworking volunteers like you.

10,500

Volunteers

370

Projects Completed

225

Different Nonprofits

$1,008,000

Worth of Volunteer Labor

Check out the recap to find out more about all that was accomplished.



FAQs


Project Leader FAQs

What are the Key Dates and Deadlines?

  • July 25—Early volunteer registration for sponsor companies
  • August 1—General volunteer registration opens
  • September 6—Registration closes
  • September 13—Day of Caring

Where can I get the most up-to-date Day of Caring info?

What does a Volunteer Project Leader do?

As a Day of Caring Volunteer Project Leader, you will…

  • Select and register for a Day of Caring project
  • Recruit all of the volunteers needed for your project
  • Act as a liaison between your nonprofit partner and your volunteer group
  • Rally your team and rock your project

As a Volunteer Project Leader, how do I register team members?

Click here for instructions on how to manually add team members or invite them to sign up for your project.

Will group members have to create volunteer accounts to join my project? 

All group members need to be registered online. If you enter your group’s members manually, a profile will be started for them and they will be notified via email. If you use the “join link” and invite your group members to sign up, they will have to create a profile or login to their profile in order to register. All that is required to create a profile is name and email.

What happens if I can’t find enough people to fill all the volunteer slots I claimed?

It is important that you recruit all the volunteers required for your project. The best way to ensure this happens is to start your recruitment as early as possible so that you have enough time to fill the project. If you are having difficulty filling all the spots, contact us at dayofcaring@uwkc.org and we will try to find additional volunteers to fill your slots.

What if more people join my group than there are volunteer slots?

If you want to add volunteer slots, first check with the organization host to confirm that they can accommodate additional volunteers. If the organization can add extra spots, they will need to contact us at dayofcaring@uwkc.org so that we can add volunteer slots to the project. It is important to not show up on the day of the project with more volunteers than the organization is expecting. Sometimes organizations don’t have the capacity (supplies, space, staff, etc.) to handle additional volunteers.

My project has been cancelled by the organization. What do I do? 

It is extremely rare for projects to get cancelled, but if your project is cancelled, contact us at dayofcaring@uwkc.org so we can help you find a new project.

General Day of Caring FAQs

What are the Key Dates and Deadlines?

  • July 25—Early volunteer registration for sponsor companies
  • August 1—General volunteer registration opens
  • September 6—Registration closes
  • September 13—Day of Caring

Where can I get the most up-to-date Day of Caring info?

Who can volunteer for Day of Caring?

Anyone is welcome to participate! A majority of Day of Caring volunteers are part of corporate groups that support United Way of King County in some capacity, though volunteering is open to anyone.

Are children welcome at Day of Caring projects?

It is up to the organization hosting the Day of Caring project whether they accept volunteers under 18. Before the event, please check with the organization’s contact person for their policy on youth volunteers.

Can I volunteer as an individual, or do I have to join a team?

You can volunteer as an individual or a team. If you are volunteering as an individual, you won’t have a team lead, so just make sure you have all the info you need from the organization hosting the project. Also, note that if you are volunteering as a part of a team you may be volunteering alongside other groups or individuals. If you want to ensure that you are volunteering as a part of a private project with just your group, please reach out to dayofcaring@uwkc.org.


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