Volunteers Sought for United Way of Ventura County’s ‘Day of Caring’

August 8, 2017

CAMARILLO — This year marks the 28th anniversary of United Way of Ventura County’s Day of Caring event where the community is invited to participate in one of the largest, single-day volunteer opportunities in the county.

Day of Caring will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with volunteer projects taking place from 9 a.m. – noon. Day of Caring will bring together individuals, families, faith and youth groups, students and corporate teams to help nonprofit organizations in the community with a variety of tasks to help make a difference. Volunteer projects are available in cities throughout Ventura County.

United Way is seeking 1,000+ volunteers from across Ventura County to participate in this event. Day of Caring will be a fun, free and easy way for individuals, families, and teams to work together to create real change in the community.

Some of this year’s volunteer projects will include:

  • ? Planting community gardens and backyard harvesting of fruits
  • ? Sorting food donations
  • ? Cleaning, painting, window washing at program sites
  • ? Putting together smoke alarm kits

Day of Caring projects will be posted on www.VolunteerVenturaCounty.org beginning August 7 with volunteer registration closing on September 11. For information, call (805) 485-6288, ext. 233 or teresa.casas@vcunitedway.org.

About United Way: United Way of Ventura County was established in 1945. The organization is working to Advance the Common Good by focusing on the areas of Education, Income and Health – considered the building blocks for a good life. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. For more information about United Way’s new LIVE UNITED strategy, please visit www.vcunitedway.org.

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