WHAT IS THE DAY OF CARING?
The Day of Caring was conceived as a remembrance to those who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 and to honor the many heroes that evolved from the aftermath of that day. It has continued through the spirit of local volunteers and has grown into an annual tradition. Each year, approximately 1,000 volunteers come together to lend a hand to local non-profits, child care centers, parks and government agencies.
HOW IS THE 2014 DAY OF CARING DIFFERENT?
Day of Caring projects have traditionally taken place on a single day. Since 2013, we celebrate a Week of Caring. Participating organizations will be able to schedule projects on Saturday, September 6, 2014 or on Friday, September 12, 2014. Additional volunteer activities will take place on September 11, 2014 and throughout the week.
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH AN EMPLOYEE OR CIVIC GROUP?
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR VOLUNTEER GROUP using our online form. (Please note: we're currently accepting applications from groups only, we will be opening up individual registration in August).
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER BY MYSELF?
Once volunteer groups have been assigned to projects, we'll be opening up registration to individual volunteers. If you want to ensure you receive an email when volunteer sign-ups begin, please send a message to Joni Kaiser.
HOW DO I REQUEST A PROJECT FOR MY ORGANIZATION?
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PROJECT(S) using our online form. Due to possible weather constraints, indoor projects such as painting, cleaning, filing, organizing and data entry are good examples. Outdoor projects such as landscaping and painting are also welcome for consideration. Projects requiring highly-skilled tradespeople such as electricians and carpenters are not appropriate.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO REQUEST A VOLUNTEER PROJECT?
Any non-profit agency, charitable organization, park, or public service agency in Broome County may apply to host a project.
WHO COVERS THE COSTS OF MATERIALS?
Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to cover project expenses. These associated costs (paint, lumber, flowers, materials) are the responsibility of the host agency.
WHO COVERS THE COSTS OF FOOD FOR THE DAY OF CARING?
United Way of Broome County has an arrangement to cover the costs of sheet pizzas through Nirchi’s Pizza. Someone from the host agency must pick up the pizza from Nirchi’s. The host agency also provides beverages and snacks for the volunteers.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
Please contact Joni Kaiser with questions.
THE DAY OF CARING 2014 IS MADE POSSIBLE BY SUPPORT FROM: