Friday, December 8, 2023

United Way is looking for volunteers. Here’s how you can help

(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the city of Newport News)
(HNNDaily Photo/courtesy of the city of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — Volunteers are needed for the United Way Virginia Peninsula’s annual Day of Caring.

The event is happening Sept. 7 and United Way is looking for groups of volunteers to help run it.

This yearly event is a volunteer outreach day that matches local projects to volunteer groups and individuals, according to a news release from the city.

The projects benefit local nonprofits, partner agencies and human service providers so valuable resources can be used toward United Way’s mission.

Projects range from packing food, gardening, mulching and painting to upgrading floors and building seats for an outside amphitheater.

The help from volunteers on the projects completed through United Way’s Day of Caring will allow local agencies to complete projects most groups could not undertake on their own.

Last year on the peninsula, nearly 60 projects were completed by more than 800 volunteers making Day of Caring one of the largest single-day volunteer events in the community, according to the news release.

No group is too big or too small to participate and every helping hand counts. There are projects available for all skill levels.

For information, to find a current list of projects and to sign up to volunteer for Day of Caring, click here.

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