United Way of Washtenaw County Seeks Volunteers for National Day of Virtual Action


ANN ARBOR, MI (June 11, 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces a National Day of Virtual Action brought to you by VolunteerWashtenaw.org, UWWC’s Volunteer Center and the Emerging Philanthropists. Join us on Friday, June 19 for National Day of Action to put UWWC’s mission into action by improving the building blocks for a good quality of life.


Traditionally held on the longest day of the year, Day of Action invites volunteers of all ages to rally together around important issues. In understanding the nature of our current state, on-site volunteering is available but limited. The following are volunteer opportunities to choose from:

1. Remote Volunteering: These projects can be completed off-site, by volunteers mostly from their homes. Organize a remote activity with your team, family, or on your own. 

2. Virtual Skill-Based Volunteering: These projects can be completed anywhere, aimed at engaging volunteers with specific skills (such as finance, marketing, communications, website design, etc.).

3. Hands-on Volunteering: There are limited hands-on needs to be met throughout the County. These are projects that can still be carried out in-person, with proper safety precautions observed.


4. Take action on Juneteenth: 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. Help us take action by advocating.

“With the conditions of the world and our community, it is more important than ever to take action. We wanted to find ways to continue to engage volunteers with finite opportunities to volunteer in-person than we have for previous Day of Actions,” says Madeline Mortimer, UWWC staff lead of Emerging Philanthropists. “This year we are excited to add remote and virtual volunteer opportunities and the chance to advocate in the County!”

For more information, visit uwgive.org/ndoa.



As part of our 99-year history, the United Way of Washtenaw County brings people, organizations and resources together to create a thriving community for everyone. We focus on Education, Financial Stability and Health, the building blocks for a good quality of life. Our Volunteer Center provides an easy, online way for people to connect with nonprofits in the community and our 2-1-1 helpline refers more than 8,000 people annually to critically needed services. To learn more, donate, or volunteer, visit uwgive.org.