Projects and Volunteers needed for Month of Caring
Rapid City, S.D. — United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) is seeking volunteers and project sites for the upcoming Month of Caring.
There are plenty of opportunities for organizations across the Black Hills to submit projects that may be difficult to handle alone. Common projects include outdoor maintenance, restoration or repair work, and indoor organizing. Once an organization has narrowed down what kind of project they would like to accomplish it is simply a matter of signing up on the UWBH Month of Caring landing page. Once registered, organizations can begin compiling information that will be given to the volunteers that will assist in the project.
Interested volunteer teams can search for projects by visiting the landing page as well. Once a team leader decides on a project that works with their group, they work with the site coordinator to clearly lay out the needs and project goals. It is important to know that project sites must provide the materials and tools necessary for the project.
Day of Caring was established to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human service agencies, and demonstrate how people working together for the good of the community can accomplish great things. Participating organizations are matched with volunteers who choose to donate their time and talents to address the needs of their communities.
By expanding the Day of Caring to an entire month, organizers are hoping even more volunteers will be able to find out about projects in their communities and have time to join the cause.
About United Way of the Black Hills
United Way of the Black Hills unites people and resources to improve lives in the Black Hills by delivering measurable long-term solutions to community issues in education, financial stability, and health. Our initiatives include Black Hills Reads, an education initiative, and our recently adopted Mental Health initiative. We collaborate with nonprofit organizations and programs that serve the greatest needs in our community. UWBH serves the areas of Rapid City, Sturgis, Northern Hills (Belle Fourche, Deadwood/Lead and Spearfish) and the Southern Hills (Custer, Edgemont, Hill City, Hot Spring and Keystone).