Day of Caring

Day of Caring is a United Way annual volunteer event that brings the community together to create a positive impact on the nonprofits and human service providers that help those in need. Last year we had over 1,700 volunteers complete over 70 projects.  Be part of something great by signing up to volunteer!

Check out this year's promotional video thanks to Sky4 TV!!





Day of Caring Timeline:

July 1- July 27: Agencies will submit projects for Day of Caring

July 31-August 31: Volunteers sign up for projects

September 18: Day starts with the Day of Caring and United Way Campaign Kick Off Drive-Thru Parade
                         Followed by participants volunteering at local project sites.  

Kickoff Parade Details: 

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is excited to host our first combined service area wide Day of Caring and Campaign Kick Off. United Way invites YOU to our drive thru parade to celebrate the individuals and organizations giving back to improve our community. All non-profits participating in Day of Caring and United Way Partner Agencies are invited to set up along the parade route to cheer on drive-thru participants.

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020
Location: Waters Edge Church in Yorktown
Address: 6830 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, VA 23692

Campaign Volunteers, Day of Caring Volunteers, Corporate Partners, and Community Leaders can drive through form 8 am - 9 am (No registration required)

Agency Set Up- before 7:30 am
Agencies must RSVP to participate- CLICK HERE

The first 500 Drive-Thru participants (people not cars) will receive a FREE giveaway bag full of participating nonprofit information, local coupons, and giveaways.

Volunteer Peninsula:

Volunteer Peninsula is a website managed by United Way of the Virginia Peninsula to bring together volunteers and needs in our community.  Local nonprofits in our service area can use Volunteer Peninsula to post needs/projects year-round and specifically for United Way's Day of Caring.  

CLICK HERE to be directed to Volunteer Peninsula website

Contact Katie Schubert if you have any questions or need

Check out last year's Day of caring video

A BIG thank you to Keith Reagan with Reagan Studios for this wonderful video!

Thank you to all those who participated in DAY OF CARING 2019!

When you are conducting business within our community, please consider the local businesses that support local organizations, events, and activities.  We could not do it without them!

Thank you to our Day of Caring 2020 Supporters











Thank you to our Day of Caring Location & Talent Sponsors





THANK YOU to the following businesses that have been loyal supporter of this event.
Aramark Aromas Baker’s Crust  •  Carrot Tree Kitchens  •  Embassy Suites  • Five Forks Cafe Fresh Market 

Golden Corral  •  Handy Ice & Hometown Bottled Water  •  Harris Teeter  •  Krispy Kreme • McDonald's- J. Clyde Morris Blvd.

McDonald’s of Lightfoot  •  New York Deli  • Peninsula Smallcakes PepsiCo  •  Riverside Rocco’s Smokehouse Grill

Sentara  •  Trader Joe's- Newport News and Williamsburg • Whole Foods • Williamsburg Golf Course



Special thanks to the following for donating materials to past projects

Capitol Landing Mulch