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.
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.
Days of Caring
United Way of Henderson County’s signature community-wide volunteer event is traditionally held in May. These two sequential days of volunteer opportunities appeal to a wide array of businesses, nonprofits and community volunteers.
Our 2022 Days of Caring was a huge success in May of 2022 and we completed 34 projects with the help of nearly 400 volunteers! Many thanks to all of the individuals, families, businesses and community organizations that participated! View photos here.
Days of Caring would not be possible without the support of sponsor businesses. Gold Level: Publix Super Market Charities; Silver Level: Beverly-Hanks of Hendersonville, Champion Comfort Experts, GE Current, Pratt & Whitney, Vulcan Materials Company, WNC Bridge Foundation; Bronze Level: Carolina Village, Duke Energy, Goldsmith Molis & Gray PLLC, Kimberly-Clark; and Copper Level: Optimum and Pepsi.
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.