United Way of Broome County’s Day of Caring is quickly approaching! During Day of Caring, United Way matches volunteer groups with non-profit groups in Broome County. Volunteers assist in different projects such as painting, cleaning, gardening, etc. This year, Day of Caring will take place on September 15th. Projects can be scheduled for the morning (9am-12pm), the afternoon (1pm-4pm), or for a full day (9am-4pm). The United Way will provide T-shirts and pizza for lunch for the volunteers.
The Day of Caring was started as a remembrance for those who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and to honor the heroes involved with that day. Since then, the Day of Caring has become an annual event and lives through the spirit of local volunteers. Nearly 800 volunteers annually come together to help local non-profits.
When we Live United, we have the ability to make a change in our community that can last a lifetime. Donate your time and talent to help us grow this community we all share.
Sign up to host a volunteer project at your agency. Project registration is still open, CLICK HERE to register your site projects. If you have an questions regarding hosting a project, contact Joni Kaiser.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can everyone from my organization volunteer together?
We do our best to match large volunteer groups with available projects if you would like to stay together. You may also choose to submit applications for separate volunteer teams to impact more agencies or to accommodate your staffing and scheduling needs.
Can our group request to volunteer at a specific agency?
During the application process, you will have the ability to request your preferred project site. We make every effort to match volunteers with their preferred site, but cannot guarantee availability.
What if my group has particular needs or limitations?
You will have an opportunity to submit any additional information that we may need to help match you with the best project for your group.
What do we need to bring?
Volunteer sites are able to provide lunch to volunteer groups (sites may or may not have other snacks and beverages available). In many cases, all materials needed for a project will be provided; however, depending on the project, you may be asked if you can bring extra tools if they are available (ie a shovel, a drill).