Volunteers needed for Month of Caring

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RAPID CITY, S.D. — As United Way of the Black Hills (UWBH) prepares for the upcoming Month of Caring, organizations and volunteers still have time to organize projects.

The Month of Caring is taking the place of United Way’s Day of Caring. Instead of organizing a specific day for volunteers to help their communities UWBH is shifting to the Month of Caring, set to launch on September 3, 2020.

Organizations looking to participate in the Month of Caring are matched with volunteers who choose to donate their time and talents to address the needs of their communities. Expanding the Day of Caring to the entire month of September allows project site coordinators, team leaders and volunteers to plan for projects that work best for their schedules.

The extra time also allows organizers to plan appropriate safety measures to ensure that volunteers complete the project while following the CDC’s guidelines for COVID-19.

Organizations are still able to sign up with United Way to be a project site for the Month of Caring. Common projects include outdoor maintenance, restoration or repair work, and indoor sorting and organizing. After signing up as a project site on UWBH’s landing page, volunteers will be able to search for a project that best suits their team.

Volunteers can expect to take part in projects such as projects include outdoor maintenance, restoration or repair work, and indoor organizing. Project sites are expected to supply the necessary tools needed for the volunteers.

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).

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