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How to Participate

Eligible Volunteer Teams

  • Companies, small businesses, civic groups, churches and service organizations are encouraged to register a team of volunteers.
  • A group can sponsor a team of two or more volunteers. There is no limit!

Forming a Team

  • Determine a Team Leader who will be responsible for communicating with United Way, the sponsored agency, and the volunteers.
  • Most companies provide "release time" for employees to participate in company-sponsored volunteer activities such as The Day of Caring.
  • Use the company e-mail list, or internal newsletter to announce your company or organization's participation in the Day of Caring, and to recruit volunteers.
  • Determine your team's interest. Do they want to work with clients, provide landscaping or clerical assistance? Do they want to work in the morning, afternoon or all day?
  • You may register your team on-line. You will designate your team leader, contact information and the estimated number of volunteers you will have for your team.

Project Selection

  • Register your team online before the deadline.
  • Plan to attend one of the Team Leader Meetings in August (see the planning timeline).
  • Project selection will occur online in August.
  • Select your project(s)for your team.
  • You will receive a confirmation with project details and agency contract information.
  • Contact the agency in August to schedule a site visit and introduce yourself.
  • Submit volunteer names online in early September.
  • Attend the Kick off Rally Breakfast and volunteer at your project!