United Way recruiting volunteers for Days of Caring at local nonprofits

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut offers opportunities that connect volunteers with local agencies in need of support. Volunteer teams and individuals are now being recruited to work on four projects over the next year on Days of Caring. Wondr Nation is the Days of Caring Presenting Sponsor to assist the agencies with costs related to each project.

Days of Caring are large-scale, one-day volunteer projects at nonprofit organizations that create a positive impact in the community and make meaningful, long-term change. Activities include gardening, deep cleaning, serving lunch at a community meal site, painting, and small building projects.

A volunteer committee reviewed applications from nonprofits in New London County to select the four Day of Caring projects. They are:

St. Vincent DePaul Place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Putting together a new Welcome Center and Serving Line at their location in Norwich, deep cleaning the kitchen and dining area, and serving lunch.

FRESH New London on November 15, 2023
Winterizing the community garden and distributing food during the annual Thanksgiving Pop-up Food Distribution.

Craig Floyd Giving Garden at Coogan Farm at the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center on March 19, 2024
Starting seedlings for the spring harvest, setting irrigation lines, and engaging in other garden maintenance activities.

SCADD on May 31, 2024
Painting the ramps and a deck, building a gazebo, planting gardens throughout the property, and sprucing up the Welcome Center with fresh flower beds.

Volunteer slots are still available for all of the projects. Sponsorship opportunities exist as well. To learn more about each project and how to sign up, go to https://www.uwsect.org/united-way-days-caring.

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of health and human services, programs, and initiatives in New London County that work together to help people in need and improve community conditions. Supported programs make an impact in four areas: Basic Needs; Community Wellness; Promoting Independence; and Thriving Children and Youth.
United Way operates the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center which provides food to a network of free emergency food programs in New London County and a Mobile Pantry, at no cost to those in need. United Way supports 2-1-1 Connecticut for free information and referral 24/7 and Project Warm-up for one-time, emergency heating assistance. Visit United Way online at www.uwsect.org.