Day of Caring

United Way of Clatsop County is asking local non-profit and community organizations to submit potential projects for the 2019 Day of Caring scheduled for Saturday, April 20.

Project requests must be submitted no later than Feb. 22, and those selected will be announced by March 8. The Day of Caring Project request form can be downloaded DOC 2019 Project Request

Projects submitted must benefit local non-profits, schools, parks or community organizations within Clatsop County and each project must be able to be completed within a 4-6 hour time frame on April 20. Each must also provide an on-site coordinator. United Way of Clatsop County will organize and match skilled volunteers for each project. Some materials may be available. A BBQ and gathering for all volunteers will be provided at the end of the day at Camp Kiwanilong.

 Last year’s countywide “pay-it-forward” event had more than 200 volunteers who completed projects at six Day of Caring sites.  The projects, at Tapiola Park, Evergreen Fields, Seaside Community Gardens, Seaside Heights Elementary, Warrenton River Trail and Camp Kiwanilong, varied from spreading new bark chip, painting dugouts and picnic shelters, trail maintenance, pressure washing, weeding and landscaping and to rebuilding bridges on the outdoor education trail at Seaside Heights.

If you or your company/organization would like to sign up to volunteer, please fill out the following Team Volunteer Form

For more information, please contact Jennifer Holen by email at uwccdirector@pacifier.com or by calling 503-325-1961. 

United Way of Clatsop County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our Clatsop communities.  Crucial funding for our partner agencies is raised through an annual giving campaign, employee payroll deductions and special events.  Advocacy through our community partners fights for the health and safety of every person in Clatsop County, and volunteering through the many community opportunities improves lives for everyone.