Give back during United Way of the Midlands’ annual Volunteer Week

Give back during United Way of the Midlands’ annual Volunteer Week
Volunteer registration starts March 6

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 5, 2019) – United Way of the Midlands’ annual Volunteer Week, in partnership with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo, brings community members together to complete a variety of different projects for nonprofits in the Midlands. United Way hopes to fill 360 volunteer spots for 29 different projects that will be held from Monday, April 8 to Saturday, April 13 in honor of National Volunteer Month.

“Volunteer Week is the perfect time for individuals or groups to come together and pay it forward,” said Jordan Pridgen, United Way of the Midlands’ Volunteer Center Manager. “This week gives those who do not regularly volunteer an opportunity to see the amazing things that can happen when we live United. For our local agencies, this week gives them the extra hands they need to complete projects, as well as increase their visibility in the community and connect with new volunteers.”

Volunteer Week provides the community with a way to give back while maintaining their normal schedule as multiple projects are offered each day at various times and places. This year’s projects include sorting clothing items, packing boxes of food, painting and cleaning agency facilities, serving breakfast at local shelters, building a house, delivering meals to seniors, beautifying walking trails and more.

Visit United Way’s online Volunteer Center at to learn more and register for Volunteer Week projects. Registration for Volunteer Week projects opens on Wednesday, March 6 and closes Thursday, April 4.

United Way’s online Volunteer Center offers year-round volunteer opportunities for over 120 nonprofit agencies across the Midlands. Over 7,000 Midlands residents used the online system to get connected in the community and find local opportunities to serve the Midlands last year.

To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit


About United Way
United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With nearly 70 Community Impact Partners, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit

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