Days of Caring is just around the corner!


Day of Caring is an annual day of volunteering facilitated by United Way of Lane County since 1993. Each year, United Way of Lane County works to coordinate partners across the nonprofit, public, and private sectors for one incredible day of giving back to the community through volunteerism. The event takes place each September and helps to promote the importance of a connected community. Last year we enjoyed expanding DAYS of Caring and engaging with volunteers over 3 days to make an even greater impact, so much that we are doing it again this year. We are excited to see all the volunteers joining us September 16-18th, 2021 at one of the many projects happening across Lane County!

This year, nonprofits across Cottage Grove, Eugene, Florence, Pleasant Hill, and Springfield have adapted their volunteer needs and have hundreds of volunteer spots available to support their work throughout these three days.

Overview of this year’s volunteer opportunities:

  • 74% are outdoor projects
  • 17% are indoor projects
  • 9% are virtual or remote
    • Virtual projects can be done at home, or onsite with your own computer/phone, e.g. online chats or calls with homebound seniors, newsletter designing, research projects, hosting virtual focus groups, etc.
    • Remote projects allow for volunteers to collect supplies from an agency (or help provide resources to obtain supplies), package together or complete, and deliver back to the agency, e.g. assembling kits, writing thank you notes, etc.

All volunteers and agency staff must wear masks for both indoor and outdoor projects where physical social distancing is not possible), and additional precautions will be taken throughout projects. We are continuing to monitor health and safety recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, OHA, and Lane County Public Health.

Fill out the required online volunteer release form here. Mandatory for all volunteers volunteering for DAYS of Caring.


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