Registration for United Way Days of Caring ends Sept. 3
Source: United Way of Snohomish County
(Everett, WA) – Registration for the 21st annual United Way Days of Caring is closing Wed,, Sept. 3. As in past years, there are opportunities to volunteer throughout the county on both Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13. Days of Caring is the largest volunteer event in Snohomish County.
Although several hundred volunteers have already signed up, volunteers are still needed at more than two dozen projects throughout the county in Mukilteo, Tulalip, Everett, Marysville, Bothell, Stanwood, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.
The Tulalip Boys and Girls Club needs help repainting the teen center and with spreading bark outside. This Boys and Girls Club provides before and after school programs for youth 5 to 18 years of age, and full day programs during school breaks and summer (Saturday shifts available).
Pinewood Elementary School in Marysville needs volunteers to help with school beautification projects. There will also be some opportunities to read to children. Pinewood is an older school with a limited maintenance budget (Friday shifts available.)
Habitat for Humanity in Marysville needs help with a home building project, fence painting, and a dry wall project.
Projects in other parts of the county that need volunteers include the Mukilteo Community Garden, Volunteers of America Western Washington Food Bank in Everett, Helping Hands Ministries and the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell, Child Strive, Friends of Youth, YMCA of Snohomish County (Everett location), Smithwright Services in Lynnwood, Low Income Housing Institute in Mountlake Terrace, Full Life Care and Housing Hope still need volunteers as well.
Catholic Community Services needs volunteers to help several elderly couples with yard work and basic house cleaning in Stanwood and Everett.
In 2013, 1,019 volunteers participated in Days of Caring, offering over 5,600 hours at 47 nonprofit project sites throughout the county.
The hashtag for this year’s event is #UWSCDoC.