Day of caring

Day of Caring starts with a Community Impact Celebration where local businesses and volunteers are recognized with special rewards for their support of United Way during the past year. The Community Impact Results from the year are also announced. Then volunteers go out into the community to many different sites to complete many different projects all benefiting local nonprofits.

Save the date!

Day of caring 2018 - Wednesday, May 9

JMU Memorial Hall
395 South High Street Harrisonburg, VA

7:45 a.m. - Volunteers arrive
8:00 a.m. - Program begins
8:55 a.m. - Volunteer recognition and send-off
9:00 a.m. - Grab & go breakfast

Last year, over 400 volunteers from 34 teams served in our community. This is an event that continues to grow every year, reaching more organizations and improving the lives of individuals in our community. 

To view and sign-up for volunteer projects, visit our volunteer portal, Get Connected

You will need to create an account on Get Connected before you can respond to a Day of Caring need. Projects can be found by clicking on the Day of Caring tab in the menu on the left-side of your screen.
If you have any questions about Get Connected or signing-up for a volunteer project, please email Rachel Springer at

If you are an organization interested in receiving volunteers on Day of Caring 2018, please email Tashfia Hasan at

Expanding the Reach of Day of Caring

We are always looking to expand the reach of Day of Caring. Doing that requires more volunteers! Volunteers for this event come from all different walks of life including but not limited to:

  • Religious groups/organizations
  • Individual volunteers
  • Families
  • Business associates
  • Social justice groups
  • Educators

The projects vary from working with children at preschools and afterschool programs, to yard work, painting, administrative work, and maintenance work. There is something for everyone. This day also allows for community members to learn more about the important work that different non-profits in the community are doing. It is an amazing day and YOU could be a part of it!