Week of Caring April 13-18, 2015
Greensboro, North Carolina
Spring into action with United Way by supporting the community you live and work in through volunteerism. National Volunteer Week starts April 13 and United Way of Greater Greensboro is hosting a Week of Caring to join the fun! Together, we will make a lasting and positive difference in the lives of others in our community.
Check out the volunteer projects below and register to volunteer during United Way’s Week of Caring.
April 1-15 Book Drive
Did you know that children from low-income households can lose two or more months of reading achievement over the summer months? This is due in part to not having books at home to read. You can help us fight summer learning loss this summer by getting more books in the hands of children who need them. Donate new and gently used books for Pre-K through 12th grade students; donations will be received April 1-15 at United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro, from 9:00am-5:00pm daily. Book donations will be distributed to children and families during Guilford County Schools’ Family Fun Day hosted by Guilford Parent Academy. We also need help cleaning, sorting and labeling the books on Friday, April 17.
April 13-17 Storytime Packs
Create and build fun reading activities for parents and children to engage and learn together. Storytime Packs include a book and related activity. As parents read the book with their children, they can learn and comprehend more with the hands on activity. This volunteer project is perfect for small to large groups in workplaces, places of worship, schools and more and can be completed on your own time at your own location! See the Storytime Pack brochure to learn more about this unique project!
April 14 – Club Connect Reading Oasis
(A volunteer project for Women’s Leadership Council Step-Up members)
Help give children at Wiley Elementary a love of reading through a new Club Connect Reading Oasis filled with hundreds of NEW books for the school. This project includes assembling shelving units, sorting and stamping books, moving furniture and more.
April 15 – YMCA Camp Weaver Beautification Projects
Don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Lend a helping hand to prep and prepare the grounds for another fun and enriching summer session at YMCA’s Camp Weaver. This is a great way to help give children in our community a meaningful summer camp experience, and a beautiful setting to enjoy it in. Great for small or large groups. Up to 60 volunteers needed.
April 18 – Human Race
Get ready for a little bit of fitness and a whole lot of fun with United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Human Race team. Each year, The Volunteer Center of Greensboro hosts The Human Race to raise funds for nonprofits throughout our community. Join our team and give back with each step! Learn more and sign-up here.
Not able to join us during Week of Caring? Have no fear–volunteering happens all year! Check out this great opportunity coming up at the end of April.
April 24 – Thriving at 3 Raising A Reader Celebration
Volunteer during the annual celebration Thriving at 3 Celebration at Greensboro’s Central Library. This annual event gathers children and their families to celebrate the gains in children’s early literacy skills and connect families to library resources to encourage fun and learning. SIGN UP HERE >>