National Volunteer Week is just around the corner and United Way of the Midlands hopes to fill more than 550 volunteer spots for over 50 different projects, April 17 through April 22, in honor of the week.
United Way’s annual Volunteer Week, in partnership with presenting sponsor Truist, signature sponsors Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union; and champion sponsors AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, and Carolina Gas Transmission, A Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, brings community members together to complete a variety of projects for nonprofits in the Midlands.
“We have the power to assist 18 local nonprofit organizations this year,” said Becky Morrison, United Way of the Midlands’ Director of Community Engagement. “This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals, families, and groups to give back and make a positive impact in the lives of others.”
National 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 painting nature trail informational signs at Camp Cole, repairing a home with Habitat for Humanity Central South Carolina, setting up and running stations at Wood Elementary School’s Field Day, assembling dental health kits for children at Healthy Learners, beautifying headquarters for Global Gamecocks and more.
To get involved, simply visit www.OpExChange.com and browse through the available projects. Find a project of interest, sign up and get ready to make a difference. Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are welcome.
United Way’s online Volunteer Center offers year-round volunteer opportunities for over 130 nonprofit agencies across the Midlands. More than 10,000 Midlands residents use the online system to get connected in the community and find local opportunities to serve the Midlands.
To learn more about United Way of the Midlands, visit uway.org.
About United Way of the Midlands
United Way of the Midlands is the most collaborative, efficient and accountable model for investing in the improvement of the Midlands 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 and are directed to creating generational change by breaking cycles of crisis and empowering people to build their own paths to success. For more information, please visit uway.org.
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