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Day of Caring


United Way of Thurston County is pleased to announce this year’s Day of Caring on Friday, September 26th!

Day of Caring is the largest single day of volunteerism in the South Sound! We invite you to join us as we celebrate 22 years of Day of Caring in Thurston County, where volunteer teams come together to complete one-day service projects for local agencies. Last year’s Day of Caring was a great success with over 750 volunteers and nearly 40 project sites! This year we've partnered with the Olympia Downtown Association/Downtown Clean-Up to make an even bigger impact in our community!

Click to view last year's Day of Caring

Register Your Agency

Sign up on Volunteer Connection, where we will be taking project submissions and team rosters.

If you are already registered agencies on Volunteer Connection:
You will receive an e-mail which includes a link to a dashboard page (you can also access this dashboard from your Agency Manager screen by clicking the “Advanced Events” tab). There, you will be able to submit a project by clicking “Add Another Need,” and can fill in all the information that was previously asked for on a paper registration form.

If you who are not currently registered on Volunteer Connection:
Click here for directions on signing up your agency. Once you are registered, You will receive an invitation through the site to submit a project.

New this Year!

Project submissions will be due July 28th. The projects will go “live” on August 1st and there will be a ticker next to each project on the website indicating how many spaces are available for volunteers. Project sign ups are done on a first come first served basis so be sure to sign up early!

Teams and individuals will be able to sign up for Day of Caring projects online. If you have traditionally worked with a specific group, please notify them immediately.

Day of Caring is a great opportunity to get big projects done and raise the profile of your organization in the community. Past projects have included building wheelchair ramps, sorting books, gleaning produce, removing invasive plant species, painting, preparing a mailing for an upcoming fundraiser, and helping to run a community event. We look forward to having you join us this year!

Day of Caring Cheat Sheet

For questions, contact Sara Kukkonen, Volunteer Program Coordinator VISTA at (360) 943-2773 ext. 22 or email.

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Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!