Mobilizing volunteers for community change.
Day of Action events mobilize hundreds of volunteers at over 20 local companies every year.
These are one-day events that connect volunteer teams from local businesses with local nonprofits and schools to meet the needs of the community. Day of Action volunteers serve in teams, usually from a local business or civic group. If you would like to form a volunteer team, please contact Kathryn Palmer.
Why Volunteers Love Day of Action
- Serve alongside coworkers in a fun and rewarding day
- Learn more about the needs of their community
- Experience, first-hand, the impact they have
Why Companies Love Day of Action
- Learn more about our community
- Better understand how giving back can impact our community
- Encourage team spirit among employees
- Increase employee morale
2016 Day of Action Impact
Meal kits assembled, resulting in nearly 3,000 lbs of donated food!
worth of time, talent, and resources was donated during Day of Action.
Volunteers participated in this year's Day of Action.
Project hours were completed!
"I thought this would help people who may need it more than anyone else."
- Jeni Tarman, Intuit.
"I like making a difference in the community we serve. It's one of our core values at Wegmans and personally, too."
- Jim Spranger, Wegmans
"I enjoy contributing to those who need help in the area who may have less than I have."
- Carrie, Quarrels
"Because every little bit makes a difference!"
- Kristen Hooker, Hilldrup
Host a Day of Action
Day of Action is open to all local nonprofits. If you would like to host a team of volunteers, please contact Kathryn Palmer
"It was a great day for so many reasons, but honestly it was great for my staff. My team got to get out of the office and sweat it out together. I'm so proud of my people!" – Rob Dodd, DLR Contracting, Inc.
Stories of Change
Volunteers like Mary Washington Healthcare employee, Donna Saunders, have understood how much it means to families in member agency programs to have a safe, comfortable environment for family therapy.
Rappahannock United Way currently funds programs at Catholic Charities that enable parents of children ages birth to 5 years old to develop positive behaviors that help their children achieve developmental milestones.
When Caroline resident Mary Deyo got the call saying her deck would be repainted, she had just gotten out of the hospital and was delighted with the good news.