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Aug 21

United Way Virginia Peninsula In Need of 200 Volunteers for Service Projects

Posted on August 21, 2017 at 11:35 AM by Communications Department

Accepting improvement projects from nonprofits and service agencies 

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP) is looking for more than 200 volunteers to participate in the Days of Caring project on Wednesday, September 6, in Newport News and Friday, September 15, in Williamsburg.  The Day of Caring is typically one day where local companies send teams of employees to volunteer on improvement projects that the service agencies might not have the manpower or resources to afford. Due to the recent merger of the United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP) and United Way of Greater Williamsburg (UWGW), the Day of Caring project was expanded to two days to help accommodate the full service area of the newly merged organization.

Volunteers take on projects at nonprofits that include cleaning, lands8-21 united waycaping, repairing, painting, and more. Currently there are over 600 volunteers from more than 35 local companies who are signed up to tackle over 75 projects at local social service agencies, schools, and community organizations through United Way's Days of Caring.

Interested in volunteering? To sign up and for more information visit, for the September 6 Newport News event and visit for the September 15 Williamsburg event. Nonprofits and public service agencies that serve the greater peninsula and are in need of additional help are encouraged to submit projects to the United Way.