Volunteer & Drive Opportunities

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Day of Caring

Children’s Book Drive

Helping Kids Thrive Drive

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Day of Caring

Day of Caring is Wyoming Valley’s largest engagement day of the year when hundreds of representatives of business, industry, education, and healthcare join other private citizens to come together as volunteers, roll up their sleeves, and set to work helping nonprofit and charitable organizations throughout the Wyoming Valley with projects their limited budgets just can’t cover. 

June 1st, 2023 marked United Way’s 30th Day of Caring Celebration which resulted in $100,170 in value to the Wyoming Valley!

For more information or to join us for our 31st Annual Day of Caring on Thursday, May 23, 2024, contact Megan Valkenburg.

630

CARING VOLUNTEERS

51

BUSINESSES

42

NON-PROFIT SITES

Children's Book Drive

BOOKS BUILD BIG DREAMS!

Through this drive, we promote and improve grade level reading and early school success. Gently used and new books collected are distributed to early learning centers and schools across the Wyoming Valley and one local elementary school is treated to a free ‘Tag-In’ Book Fair.

Volunteer opportunities are available during the month of April to help with the book sort. Contact Megan Valkenburg for more information.

19,482

BOOKS COLLECTED

40

BUSINESS PARTICIPATED

Help Kids Thrive Drive

LOST SCHOOL TIME = LOST LEARNING TIME

This annual drive helps at-risk children meet their basic hygiene and school supply needs. It is very difficult for students to focus on their class work and remain in school when they are dealing with a host of insecurities. Items collected support the United Way’s Nurse’s Pantry program. The Nurse’s Pantry is an in-school resource that provides health, hygiene, and school supplies at no cost to children in need. The program is in 27 buildings in eight school districts throughout the Wyoming Valley. 

Volunteer opportunities are available during the month of August to help with the sort. Contact Megan Valkenburg for more information.

27

SCHOOL BUILDINGS with Nurse’s Pantry programs

4,000

students currently supported

21

BUSINESS PARTICIPATED

For More Information

If you have questions or for more information about volunteer and engagement opportunities with the United Way of Wyoming Valley, contact Megan Boone Valkenburg at 570-270-9113 or by filling out the form below.

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