United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 20-24

Greensboro, NC (April 20, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 20-24, 2020. All are encouraged to get involved in an at-home or safe in-person opportunity.

Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to sign up for an opportunity during National Volunteer Week and check out the many ongoing volunteer needs listed as part of the COVID-19 response.

Volunteer opportunities throughout National Volunteer Week that you can safely do from home or in-person include:

  • Book drives for local children
  • Card drives for local seniors
  • Packing lunch bags at Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • Sorting bread and produce at Out of the Garden Project
  • Packing bags and sorting donations at BackPack Beginnings

“United Way is so thankful for the children, families and local organizations that sacrifice their time and talents in so many ways. Our community always needs volunteers and National Volunteer Week is a great way to highlight a few local opportunities. We encourage everyone to volunteer this week, and stay connected throughout the year,” said Michael Cottingham, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at United Way of Greater Greensboro.

In addition to listed opportunities, United Way and the Volunteer Center encourage everyone to create their own safe and meaningful volunteer experience, share it on social media and tag United Way of Greater Greensboro.

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. 


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