Volunteering is a great way to get directly involved in helping United Way make the lives better for 1 in 3 people in Northern BC.
Meaningful community solutions require more than money or programs or policies. The kind of real and lasting change that benefits everyone is only possible when people are willing to roll up their sleeves and go where their time and talent is most needed.
It’s definitely not a typical day at work when you arrive at a United Way Day of Caring®.
The idea is simple. An organization needs a new fence, or a paint job, or some landscaping, or some food hampers. So a local business donates a team of employees to get the job done. But it’s not just about the fence. It’s about a sense of caring through volunteerism and connecting people in the community with different skills, different knowledge, and different backgrounds. It’s about team-building for those employees, who have the chance to learn about the programs and services that the organization offers.
And with 683 volunteers putting in over 3,862 volunteer hours in less than three years, a lot of work, learning, and connecting is getting done.
Seeing is Believing Tours offer donors, volunteers and community members an opportunity to see first-hand where United Way’s money goes to work in the community.
Participants are able to visit community agencies and hear directly from agency staff and clients about the difference United Way and community partners can make in the lives of individuals in our community.