United Way of Snohomish County is organizing its 19th annual Days of Caring—the largest volunteer event in the county—for Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22.
The deadline to register projects is August 31. Local agencies and nonprofits are encouraged to register their projects at www.uwsc.org. Volunteers have until September 12 to sign up for projects.
Projects are also being listed on Twitter using the hashtag #uwscdoc12.
In 2011, over 1200 volunteers participated in 73 projects at 34 agencies across the county.
Volunteers helped paint a playground in Mukilteo, cleared land to build homes for low-income families in Monroe, completed household chores for a disabled man in Marysville and harvested fresh produce at community gardens in Everett and Snohomish to help stock local food banks.
Several nonprofits have already posted projects online. These include The N.O.A.H Animal Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center and Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood; Page Ahead, Full Life Care, the Everett Food Bank, Friends of the Olde Everett Train Station and Families & Friends of Missing Persons & Violent Crime Victims in Everett; Senior Housing Assistance Group in Lynnwood and Edmonds; Clothes for Kids in Lynnwood; Zion Lutheran School in Lake Stevens and Northshore Senior Center in Bothell.
For more information, visit www.uwsc.org/daysofcaring or call 425-374-5549.