Day of Caring



Virginia Peninsula's Single-Largest Volunteer Effort

Join us on September 17, 2021


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 will be available at the end of July on where you can sign up to assist with projects such as completing yardwork for low income residents, reading to children, packing food bags for seniors, and more.

In spite of the challenges brought on by COVID-19 last year in 2020, we had over 1,700 volunteers safely complete over 70 projects across our community. Thank you to all of the volunteers, nonprofit agencies, and schools who participated - we hope you will join us again this year!

Join us this year on Friday, September 17th for Day of Caring 2021!

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 local nonprofit community. We hope you will be able to join us! (More Information below)

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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 2021, sign up on Volunteer Peninsula between July 12 - July 30. 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 serve with us! If you're interested, please complete your registration between August 9 - August 27. For 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 one of our Day of Caring Kickoff Celebrations in Newport News or Williamsburg prior to heading out to your volunteer project for the day!

Newport News - 8am - 9am - The Mariners' Museum and Park - 100 Museum Drive Newport News, VA 23606

Williamsburg -  8am- 9am - Jamestown 4-H Educational Center - 3751 4-H Club Road Williamsburg, VA 23185

HUGE thank you to our two location sponsors, Jamestown 4-H Educational Center and The Mariners' Museum and Park. 

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Check out Past Day of Caring Pictures

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Year Round Volunteering

Volunteer Peninsula is always available to sign up for volunteer opportunities with various nonprofits across our community. Check them out! 

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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