2021 United Way Day of Caring

United Way of North Central Iowa's Day of Caring is back for 2021!

The Day of Caring event is a way to engage companies and their employees with local nonprofits. Groups of employees work to make a difference for area nonprofits. Day of caring is the perfect opportunity for local nonprofits to tackle the long list of projects you need help completing, spread awareness about our community's needs and extend your reach to those who could serve as future volunteers and advocates. 

This year’s Day of Caring is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2021. 

Due to COVID-precautions, projects will follow these recommendations:
• Be outdoors or in a space where social distancing is practicable. 
• Volunteers should be socially distanced (6 ft. apart).
• Teams of no more than 10 per project in a single area.

Want to volunteer? Contact Jen at jen@unitedwaynci.org

Projects still looking for volunteers:

Agency: Elderbridge

Volunteers Needed: 5-6

Time: 9:00 -4:00 p.m


Yard clean-up and landscaping help.  Lawn mowing is included in our lease, but we have several overgrown trees and weeds that need attention.  We also have a few outdoor painting projects.  We would provide rakes, trimmers, paint, and brushes. 


Agency: The Salvation Army

Volunteers Needed: 5-10

Time 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

1. Cleaning and organizing the tools in the garage workshop. Taking inventory of the Christmas Kettle supplies and organizing them.

2. Cleaning, trimming and weeding the garden area and assembling new patio furniture for the Adult Day Health Center.

3. Painting one small office


Agency: One Vision General Store

Volunteers Needed 5-10

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00.p.m.

Help in the Clear Lake General Store.  The General Store is a thrift store that provides revenue for One Vision's mission of helping people with disabilities lead a life of independence. This volunteer opportunity will include: pricing, cleaning, sorting, stocking, and displaying of items in the General Store.  Volunteers will be partnered with a One Vision staff or volunteer. 


Agency: 43 North Iowa

Volunteers needed 5-10

Time 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

sorting donated clothing for resale at Affordables Thrift Store


Agency: Washington Charlie Brown

Volunteers needed: 5-10

Time: 8:00 a.m-1:00 p.m

The project is to clean up the yard surrounding the center.  Branches to be hauled away, cleaning up garden area, trim bushes, clean up garbage, sweeping up sand, raking and leveling out woodchips around equipment.  Possibly touching up paint inside if there is time.


Agency: YSS Francis Lauer

Volunteers Needed: 5-10

8:00 – 4:00 p.m.

We would like assistance in repainting our shelter.


Questions? Contact Jen at jen@unitedwaynci.org or call 641-423-1774.