National Day of Action


The 2022 National Day of Action is scheduled for Friday, June 17th.


United Way Day of Action, brought to you by United Way of Washtenaw County’s Volunteer Center, in partnership with the Emerging Philanthropists of Washtenaw County, is an invitation for people and organizations around the world to LIVE UNITED and take action to address a variety of challenges. 
Join us for our largest day of service by volunteering remotely or at nonprofits throughout Washtenaw County. 

There are four ways YOU can participate:

1. Hands-on Volunteering: There are many hands-on needs to be met throughout our community. These are projects that can still be carried out in person, with proper safety precautions observed. Most hands-on volunteering will take place outdoors! 
2. Virtual Skill-Based Volunteering: These are projects that can be completed anywhere, aimed at engaging volunteers with specific skills (such as finance, marketing, communications, website design, etc.). These projects may take place over one day or several weeks. We have partnered with to provide these skill-specific volunteer opportunities. Find a local skills-based project with Catchafire.
3. Remote Volunteering: These are projects that can be completed off-site, by volunteers mostly from their homes. Examples: Donation Drive for vital supplies, mask making, or remote blood drive. We don’t have to be in-person to engage with the community and help our nonprofits in need! Organize a remote activity with your team, family, or on your own with proper safety precautions observed.
4. Advocacy: United Way of Washtenaw County has been focused on equity and racial justice for many years but we need your help to make a change. There are many different ways to advocate: Advocate By LearningAdvocate By Giving, and Advocate By Doing!
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For the health of volunteers and our community, please observe all safety precautions when carrying out any kind of volunteering. Here are the most up-to-date recommendations from the Washtenaw County Health Department.