We host two large volunteer community events each year, Days of Caring and Day of Action. We also have community volunteers sit on our program evaluation panels to review grant applications and make funding recommendations.
Days of Caring
United Way of Henderson County’s signature community-wide volunteer event is scheduled for May 12 - 13, 2023. This two-day community event welcomes individuals, families, businesses, and civic groups to volunteers.
2023 Days of Caring impact event is scheduled on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th. Nearly 400 volunteers are needed to work on 38 projects at 25 local Henderson County nonprofit agencies. Projects include a variety that appeal to all kinds of volunteers. For the gardener, projects include mulching, planting and landscaping. For the handy-person, there is painting, small repairs, and construction. Food pantries and thrift stores will need help organizing and stocking products, and the National Association of Letter Carriers will need volunteers at the postal annex to assist with their food drive. Click to Register as a Volunteer.
Day of Action
This singular impact day is designed to mobilize community volunteers to work on service projects that will assist Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) in preparing for a new academic year.
Day of Action 2022 was held on August 19, and brought over 550 volunteers out into our schools to complete 31 service projects at 23 local schools. We appreciate our sponsors including Premier Sponsor Pardee UNC Health Care; Silver Sponsors Carolina Village, Pratt & Whitney, and WestRock; Bronze Sponsors Blue Ridge Orthodontics, Optimum, Pepsi, WNC Bridge Foundation and Chick-fil-A who provided morning breakfast.
Program Evaluation Panel Volunteers
Serving as a Program Evaluation Panel member is a great way to give back to our community while learning about the breadth of needs and resources in Henderson County.
Program evaluation panel members serve on a specific focus area - Education, Financial Stability, Health, or Basic Needs/Crisis Services – and review applications for funding from local nonprofits. Panel members are advocates for clients who receive services, agencies that provide services, and the community at large. In addition, members act as stewards to ensure that UWHC funds are used wisely and responsibly. Panel members attend 4-6 two hour meetings during February-April, and commit to about two hours of “homework” before each meeting. We will be recruiting volunteers for Spring 2024. Please check back for future panel volunteer opportunities.