Capital Area United Way Invites Volunteers to Two “Days of Caring”
The Capital Area United Way (CAUW) is set to host its annual Days of Caring volunteer marathon on Friday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CAUW is seeking out roughly 150 volunteers who are needed to create individual teams for a multitude of planned project that aim to give back. In exchange, volunteers are offered the opportunity to experience the collective power of giving time and skills to the community.
This year, 12 local nonprofits are offering hands-on projects, either inside or outdoors. The outpouring of support for the day of healing comes as a huge benefit to local organizations in need of assistance with certain projects. This year’s participating organizations include Allen Neighborhood Center, Capital Area Humane Society, Capital Area Literacy Coalition, Child & Family Services of Michigan, Communities in Schools – Willow Elementary, Eaton Rapids Senior Center, Haven House, NorthWest Initiative, REACH Art Studio Center, The Voice of Clinton County Children, The Salvation Army and Urbandale Farms.
Volunteers and their groups will be allocated to regional organization, meaning who you work with, who you help and where you’ll go is a mixed bag if you go at it alone. However, what’s guaranteed is a weekend of good times, goodwill and pride in one’s community. You will also be able to register entire teams, making this a great opportunity for organizational team building initiatives.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for company employees, retirees, service clubs, church groups, student or Greek organizations to join the effort to make our community better, stronger and a more vibrant and caring place,” said Teresa Kmetz, CAUW president and CEO.
While you can register to volunteer on the spot, on either day, CAUW is encouraging individuals or entire teams to sign-up early online. To register for a volunteer spot or team, visit:www.micauwvolunteercenter.org. If you have questions, please call Theresa Stevens at (517) 203-5024.
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