Be encouraged. Be inspired. Be a volunteer.

National Volunteer Week is approaching! Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week focuses national attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership. The week draws the support and endorsement of the president and Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups across the country. National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging inpiduals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change - discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.

In the spirit of volunteerism, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region will recognize National Volunteer Week in April. Won’t you join us? 

The volunteer projects will kick off on April 5th in support of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley. Projects will continue on a daily basis through April 13th. 

National Volunteer Week is part of United Way’s Day of Caring initiative.

Three times per year, United Way coordinates a Day of Caring to promote the spirit of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service agencies and schools, and demonstrate what people working together for the community’s good can accomplish.