Day of Caring is Moving!




Our next Day of Caring will be September 25, 2019!
Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more exciting information about the new date and season for Day of Caring. #CaringinSeptember
Day of Caring starts with a Community Impact Celebration where local businesses and volunteers are recognized with special awards 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.

Day of caring 2018 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Day of Caring 2018. More than 600 volunteers stepped forward and participated in more than 50 different projects. This is an event that continues to grow every year, reaching more organizations and improving the lives of individuals in our community. 

You don't need to wait for Day of Caring to make a difference in our community. To view and sign-up for volunteer projects, visit our volunteer portal, Get Connected.  

If you have any questions about Get Connected or signing-up for a volunteer project, please email Rachel Springer at

Community Impact Award Winners 2018

Skyline Society Leadership Awards

LSC Communications

Rockingham Insurance

Dynamic Community Awards

BB&T Bank/BB&T Insurance

Blue Ridge Legal Services


Inspiring Community Award

Georges Foods

Community Impact Award


Volunteer of the Year

Jeremy Harman, WHSV 

Collaborative Champion Award

Joyce Nussbaum

Chair, Healthy Community Council & Health and Wellness Coordinator

at Valley Program for Aging Services

Loaned Executives

Joanna Garber, Bank of the James Shenandoah Valley

Jon Green, LSC Communications

Corie Shifflett, Sentara RMH Medical Center


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!