Day of Caring

Our efforts around volunteerism are evolving.

As we look at all aspects of our work with a racial equity lens, our efforts around volunteerism are evolving. 

While volunteers are an incredible resource to help meet community goals, it’s important that we’re working with our nonprofit partners to engage volunteers in a way that works for agencies and accomplishes the most for the community. 

To best achieve this, we are changing from organizing a large one-day community-wide volunteer mobilization effort in the fall—Day of Caring—to supporting targeted volunteer efforts throughout the year based on agency need.  

We’ll continue to mobilize volunteers for issue-specific United Way efforts like Family Resource Exchange and Free Tax Prep

There will also be group projects available to United Way giving communities on a year-round basis.


FAQs


As a nonprofit, how can I find volunteer groups?

The United Way volunteer website is available as a resource year-round for connecting with volunteer groups. Post your projects, update your listings or reach out to the United Way volunteer team by emailing us if you need help!

Can United Way connect my company’s employees to a team-building volunteer opportunity or other type of activity?

Yes. Our website continues to offer up hundreds of volunteer opportunities for individuals, families and companies. You’ll find those here. 

Can my company still volunteer in September for our own Day of Caring?

Year-round, you’ll find lots of organizations and volunteer opportunities listed on our web site.

Get tips for organizing a group project here.

Is Day of Caring cancelled because of the Stay Home, Stay Healthy rules?

No. Even when we’re able to be together in person safely, we are moving from our one-day community-wide mobilization effort in the fall—Day of Caring—to supporting targeted volunteer efforts throughout the year based on agency need.

Can we still order t-shirts through United Way?

No. United Way will not be providing t-shirts as we’ve done in the past.

If my company wants to sponsor volunteer opportunities, what can we do?

MLK Day is a fantastic way to sponsor volunteerism and show your company’s support of advancing racial equity.