Team & Volunteer FAQs Day of Caring

United Way of Central West Virginia


September 20, 2023
9 am to 3 pm

Day of Caring - Frequently Asked Team & Volunteer Questions

How Do I Register My Team?
Volunteer teams may register on line. Click Team Registration on the United Way of Central WV Day of Caring webpage.

Can I Register as an Individual?
Individuals are welcome to participate. You are also encouraged to recruit your family or friends to form a team and join you!

How Big Can My Team Be?
Volunteer teams interested in participating can range in size from two people on up. In cases where teams have many volunteers, we recommend they register multiple teams, since many projects cannot accommodate more than 15 volunteers at one time. This will ensure better project placement and a more satisfactory experience for team members. Multiple teams from one company will most likely be assigned to more than one project and go to different locations.

Can I Add More Teams or Make Changes to My Registration Later?
Once you have registered, you can add new team members, or change number of volunteers by contacting Katharina Fritzler at 304-340-3521

My Project Requires Special Skills - What Should I Do?
While we do not encourage heavily skilled projects, if your team is matched with a project that is skilled in nature, (i.e., requires carpentry or other technical skills) we strongly encourage you to visit the project location in advance and meet with your project contact. This will allow you to determine what materials and tools you need for the project and whether some or all of the work can be done by your team.

What Is the Project Length?
4- 6 hours (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.).

Am I Responsible for My Own Transportation?
Yes. All volunteers must provide their own transportation or make arrangements to carpool to the assigned project location.

What Types of Projects Are Available?
Nonprofit and community organizations are encouraged to submit projects that fall within the following categories:

  • Indoor Work - including but not limited to fall cleaning, minor repairs, reorganizing supplies, painting, a craft project with clients, help at an animal shelter, etc.
  • Outdoor Work - includes but not limited to raking, mulching, general yard cleanup, minor repairs, landscaping, painting etc.

Listed below are a few examples of projects which may be submitted:

  • Creating a community garden or memory garden
  • Painting and landscaping a playground
  • Painting and painting prep work - indoor and/or outdoor
  • Helping at a party, dance, carnival, picnic, or other event for seniors, children and their families
  • Sorting and distributing food, clothing, or books to those in need

What if it Rains?
The Day of Caring is held rain or shine. Keep in mind that weather conditions can easily change and volunteers should arrive prepared for all conditions. A change in weather may require a switch of plans, a move to a new location or different supplies.

I've Registered My Team... What's Next?
After you have registered your team, you will receive a confirmation email that will recap your submission. You will be invited to a drive through Packet/T-Shirt Pick Up on September 8th and 9th where you will learn the project your team has been matched with, receive your t-shirts and other needed information.

My Team Has Cancelled - What Do I Do?
We understand that sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances you might need to cancel. If you have registered a team and they are now unable to participate, contact Katharina Fritzler immediately at 304-340-3521