2020 Spring Day of Caring
For the last 27 years the UWRC has coordinated and hosted the Day of Caring Program twice a year - The Spring and Fall Days of Caring. These events are considered the largest, single-day, community service events in Rockland County. During these days, UWRC brings hundreds of volunteers together to complete service projects for local nonprofits throughout Rockland County. Our last Day of Caring on September 27, 2019 brought together more than 240 volunteers to work at 20 different nonprofit sites, resulting in $55,000 in labor and cost savings. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic UWRC will be shifting the 2020 Spring Day of Caring from an in-person event to a volunteer-at-home event, providing socially distant volunteer opportunities for our 2020 Spring Day of Caring program, so volunteers can continue the traditions of volunteerism and community partnership. These at-home volunteer opportunities can be implemented starting June 1st and culminate on June 12th, and can be accomplished when and where it is convenient for the volunteer.
Socially Distant, At-Home Volunteer Opportunities:
- Create Cards, Letters, Poems, Drawings and/or Crafts:
Volunteers can create cards, letters, poems, drawings and/or crafts offering encouragement and well wishes for Meals on Wheels senior citizens to be distributed during meal deliveries. This is an ideal way for volunteers to engage families, especially their children or grandchildren, in a meaningful at-home volunteer experience focusing on helping others, that is easy to accomplish, creative and community-minded, and one that can brighten the day of a senior who is isolated and lonely.
- Socially Distant Donation Drives:
Volunteers can coordinate a socially distant donation drive by donating items themselves, and by spreading awareness and encouraging family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers to do the same. Even though we are in the middle of a public health crisis volunteers can purchase essential items when they go to the store, or shop online, to donate. UWRC is focusing on donation drives of diapers and cleaning supplies because there is currently a tremendous need.
For more details regarding the volunteer projects click on the button below. Anyone interested in participating, or anyone who requires additional information, including arrangements to drop-off or pick-up donations, please contact Dorothy Atzl, UWRC Development Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us for the 2020 Spring Day of Caring Volunteer-At-Home Event, continuing the Day of Caring traditions of volunteerism, community partnership, and helping our neighbors in need.