Day of Caring


THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, agencies, committee members, and sponsors that participated in 2021 Day of Caring on Friday, September 17!

We appreciate you giving your time and talents to make our community a better place. We were able to successfully complete more than 45 projects on the Virginia Peninsula as a result of the kindness from over 700 volunteers.

Watch the 2021 Day of Caring Video HERE!



The Virginia Peninsula Community's Largest Volunteer Effort of the Year!

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Day of Caring is our community's largest day of the year for volunteering, and is recognized as the official kickoff for United Way of the Virginia Peninsula's annual giving campaign. Day of Caring brings together hundreds of volunteers from across the Virginia Peninsula to create a positive impact on nonprofits and human service providers helping our neighbors in need. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who lives or works in our community to gain a deeper understanding of local needs. Registration is available on (for Day of Caring and for volunteer opportunities all year long) where you can sign up for projects such as completing yardwork for low income residents, reading to children, packing food bags for seniors, and more.

Prior to heading to your volunteer project for the day, Day of Caring begins with a kickoff breakfast to express our gratitude for volunteering your time and talents to benefit our community.

In spite of the continued challenges brought on by COVID-19, in 2021 we had over 700 volunteers safely complete over 45 projects across our community. Thank you to all of the volunteers and sponsors who participated - we hope you will join us again next year!

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Nonprofits: Submitting Project Request(s)  

If you are a local nonprofit that has a project you would like completed as a part of Day of Caring, sign up occurs on Volunteer Peninsula usually around June or July. You are welcome to continue to post project needs after the given window, but we recommend posting soon to ensure you can get connected to volunteers. For step-by-step instructions on how to post a project on Volunteer Peninsula, view our Agency Manual.


Whether you are participating as a team or an individual, we invite you to volunteer with us! Registration is available on www.volunteerpeninsula.orgFor step-by-step instructions on how to sign up as a volunteer, view our Volunteer Manual.

Become a Sponsor

We rely on the generosity of local retailers and businesses to sponsor and/or make an in-kind donation to make this day successful. Should you choose to donate, United Way will recognize your business at our kickoff breakfasts, on our website, and throughout our Day of Caring social media promotions. 

Premier Sponsor - $1,250

Silver Sponsor - $500

For more information, download our Sponsorship Form.  

Make a sponsorship payment online here. Simply write "Day of Caring" and the sponsorship level of your choice in the memo. 

Join in

Breakfast Kickoff Parties

Join us for our Day of Caring Kickoff Celebration prior to heading out to your volunteer project for the day!

HUGE thank you to our two location sponsors of the 2021 Day of Caring breakfasts: Jamestown 4-H Educational Center and The Mariners' Museum and Park. 

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Check out Past Day of Caring Pictures - DAY OF CARING 2021 PHOTO ALBUM COMING SOON!

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Year Round Volunteering

Volunteer Peninsula is always available if you would like to post or sign up for a volunteer activity in our community.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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