Central Island


Tel: (250) 729-7400

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United Way Central Island
204 - 2290 Bowen Road
Nanaimo, BC
V9T 3K7

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Day Of Caring™

What is it?

Day of Caring™ mobilizes volunteers from organizations that support United Way and matches them with non-profit agencies throughout the Central Island area. Day of Caring™ is a unique opportunity for employees in a workplace to come together, develop team-building skills and make a difference in our community by taking part in meaningful work projects at local agencies.

Employee teams will "report to work" at many local not-for-profit agencies in the spring of 2008. Projects will range from a half or full day in length and include anywhere from 3-15 employees. It is an opportunity for employee volunteer teams to see their donations at work in the community. The projects are a great exercise in collaboration, hard work and general all around fun in the spirit of volunteering, while making a difference in our communities.

When does it take place?

Date to be announced for 2008

What kinds of projects are completed?

Book sorting
Painting a day care
Painting offices
General clean-up
Simple renovation to accommodate a person with a disability

How do Agencies Benefit?

Agencies will benefit from Day of Caring™ by receiving volunteer help to complete much-needed projects that would not otherwise be completed. The projects vary from painting, gardening, cleanup and minor renovations. Projects that will affect the quality of the facility or services for the program recipients.

How do Organizations Benefit?

• Day of Caring™ offers employees the chance to have a hands-on experience in improving our communities

• Day of Caring™ develops teamwork and leadership in the community and promotes volunteerism

• Day of Caring™ demonstrates the good-will and generosity of your organization and fosters positive community relations

How can I get involved or find out more about the Day of Caring™?

Contact us to find out how to get involved!

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