Day of Caring

2023 Day of Caring Save the Date Graphic

Join us on Friday, September 15th for our annual Day of Caring!

Last year, more than 45 projects across the Virginia Peninsula were successfully completed as a result of the generosity of over 400 volunteers. To see the incredible acts of kindness that occurred across our community,

Watch our 2022 Day of Caring Video HERE!

Sign up to volunteer for a project:

what is doc            Day of Caring is our community's largest day of the year for volunteering and 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 for 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, 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.

Stay tuned for more details coming soon regarding our event, projects, and activities.get involved

Nonprofits: Submitting Project Request(s) between July 10-31

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. 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 Guide. 

Volunteers: Register to volunteer between August 7-31

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 Guide.

Become a Sponsor

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

Visionary Sponsor - $5,000

Legacy Sponsor - $2,500

Premier Sponsor - $1,000

Champion Sponsor - $500

For more information, download our Sponsorship Form and return it to

Make a sponsorship payment online HERE!

Year Round Volunteering Opportunities

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


Our Past Day of Caring Pictures


          DoC 2022 Photo Album DoC 2021 Photo Album DoC 2020 Photo Album DoC 2019 Photo Album DoC 2018 Photo Album   


Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors!

DOC Sponsors