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
This is an annual two-day community event that welcomes individuals, families, businesses, and civic groups to volunteer to complete projects at local nonprofits, typically in May.
The 2024 Days of Caring impact event will be Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th. Hundreds of volunteers come together to support improvement projects at local Henderson County nonprofit agencies. Projects include a variety that appeal to all kinds of volunteers. For the gardener, projects included mulching, planting and landscaping. For the handy-person, there was painting, small repairs, and construction. Food pantries and thrift stores needed help organizing and stocking products, and the National Association of Letter Carriers accepted volunteers at the postal annex to assist with their food drive. Complete details and registration available in March.
Day of Action
This is an annual one-day community event that welcomes individuals, families, businesses, and civic groups to volunteer to complete projects at local schools, typically in August.
The 2023 Day of Action impact event was held on Friday August 4th. Nearly 400 volunteers worked at 22 local HCPS schools to help the schools get the grounds ready for the 2023 school year. Projects included mulching, weeding, and other outdoor projects. Details for 2024 Day of Action coming soon.
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 3-4 two hour meetings during February-April, and commit to about two hours of “homework” before each meeting. We will be recruiting volunteers for Spring 2024in Fall of 2023. Please email Kat Carlton for more information.