Week of Caring

Week of Caring is a mobilization of volunteers to celebrate the spirit of giving through service, by providing meaningful volunteer opportunities to individuals in our community. Volunteer teams choose a local organization’s project to work on. No matter what your interest or skills, there is an opportunity for you to get involved. Some projects may include painting a room, cleaning out a flowerbed, or sorting canned food. 

      Week of Caring demonstrates that volunteer efforts are vital to the well-being of our community. 
      Week of Caring provides volunteers with a firsthand look at services provided by local organizations that make an impact on people’s lives.
      Week of Caring showcases our communities’ volunteer efforts and promotes the spirit of caring throughout the year.
      Week of Caring provides many local organizations with much-needed volunteer assistance.
      Week of Caring is a great team building exercise for your employees, service organization or family.

Area businesses will match employee interests to the requested tasks/projects and form volunteer teams. Projects and volunteer teams will be matched up based on interest, number of volunteers, and time availability. United Way will contact both the business and agency and exchange contact information with the point persons. The point persons will then be responsible for contacting each other to confirm details (i.e., what day the project will be completed, what materials are required and who will bring what). The projects must be completed sometime during Week of Caring, June 6-13, 2014.

Businesses, employee groups from local corporations, church groups, youth groups, civic and philanthropic groups, United Way supporters, and any caring individual can participate. Everyone is welcome to perform community service tasks to help local organizations/agencies in need.

Talk to your employees or organization members and identify how many are available to volunteer, what day and time works best, and what type of project they are interested in working on. Have volunteers sign the waiver form. The waivers can be returned in with your registration form or the day of the project. Return the enclosed registration form and volunteer waivers to the United Way by Monday, June 2. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the United Way at 444-8929.