Day of Caring
Last year over 400 volunteers completed 2,000 hours of volunteer service during our annual Day of Caring! In a show of support for our community, teams of employees from companies, ministries and local community groups across Barry County “report to work” at area project locations.
The 2017 Day of Caring dates are Thursday, September 14, 2017 with a morning and afternoon shift, and Saturday, September 16, 2017 with a morning only option.
Each volunteer receives a Day of Caring t-shirt as a sign of our appreciation. Two shifts are available, morning (9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.) and afternoon (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) on Thursday and the morning shift only on Saturday (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). A luncheon will be provided for volunteers on Thursday only.
A wide variety of projects are needed from service organizations. Volunteers love working on large projects and can complete an extraordinary amount of work in a short amount of time. Plan your project carefully and ensure you have all the necessary supplies available on that day.
We will start looking for projects requests in June 2017.
A wide variety of projects will be available. When they are posted (Usually by the end of July) you will have the opportunity to browse through the available projects then prioritize your preference on the participation form. If you would like a printed version of this list, please contact Morgan.
- Appoint a committee or chair to coordinate Day of Caring
- Recruit Volunteers
- Return your commitment response by fax, mail, or online and t-shirt order form.
- Report to “work” September 14th and/or September 16th and have FUN!
- Build community through service to others & celebrate your achievements!