What is Day of Caring?
Day of Caring is one of the largest organized volunteer events in Cedar Rapids. Local businesses encourage their employees to volunteer at nonprofit agencies and schools throughout the community. Volunteer teams of all sizes tackle meaningful projects to address community and agency needs. Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism, increasing the awareness of local human service agencies, and demonstrates the impact individuals make when working together.
Volunteers assisting with done-in-a-day volunteer events like Day of Caring help nonprofits complete projects that staff may not have the specialized skills or capacity to complete. This frees up staff time to focus on delivering critical services to those in need.
Participating in Day of Caring is a great way for local businesses to learn more about your organization and to get your long list of volunteer projects completed. It is an opportunity to develop long lasting relationships with these companies and recruit additional volunteers for future projects.
Day of Caring takes place each May. We invite nonprofit organizations to attend an information session that typically takes place in February. If you would like to learn more about participating and submitting projects for Day of Caring, contact Sue Driscoll by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 319 398-5372 ext. 822.