Submit Your Project Now for the 2021 Day of Caring

Does your organization need help? Perhaps you need some cleanup, painting, program set up, or something else entirely. Day of Caring is an opportunity to get ahead of these projects. Every year, hundreds of Lebanon County residents come together to help local nonprofits and improve our community.

Need to create a profile on Volunteer Lebanon? 
  • Decide who in your organization will manage your profile, submit projects, and receive notifications when volunteers sign up.
  • Include the basics in your profile (contact information, logo, and a description about what you do). You can also include additional items such as photos, a video, and social media links. 
  • Select "Causes" that are relevant for your organization. This will help match you with volunteers who are passionate about the same causes for Day of Caring as well as future volunteer opportunities that you post.

How to submit projects for Day of Caring: 
  • Create a new "Volunteer Opportunity" for each project you need help with. Give it a clear title and description. 
  • Make sure to select "2021 Day of Caring" in the Initiative drop down. 
  • All Day of Caring projects should be set with the Duration as "Custom Shifts," on Saturday, April 17 beginning at 9am for 3 hours. You can enter the number of volunteers you need, note age restrictions, etc.
  • If there's anything specific that volunteers should know about your project, such as what to wear or bring, please add that information in the Attributes section. 

COVID-19 Project Suggestions:
  • Projects that can be socially-distanced are strongly encouraged.
  • Be extra clear in your description of the project so our volunteers know exactly what to expect.
  • Use "teams" if possible, and break up your projects. For example. If you need 10 people doing two different things, post this as two separate projects and allow or even require using teams. Volunteers registering as a "team" are more likely to live in the same household or are otherwise already working together.
Looking for some additional guidance on how to use the Volunteer Lebanon portal? Final reminder below for our virtual training this Thursday!

Schedule Leading up to Day of Caring:
  • February 26: Deadline for project submission. You may submit projects after this date, but you will have better response from volunteers if you submit before they are looking for their projects.
  • March 1: Volunteer registration opens.
  • March 24: Deadline for volunteers to sign up in order to be guaranteed shirts.

Here's some other things that will be a little different this year due to COVID-19:
  • Volunteers: All volunteers will be required to follow the CDC recommended guidelines of wearing masks, washing hands regularly, and social distancing.
  • Breakfast: We will NOT be having our traditional large breakfast event. More info to come.
Questions about the 2021 Day of Caring, or need help setting up your project? Contact Flame Vo.
Thank you to our 2021 Day of Caring Presenting Sponsor!
Join Us: ALICE Townhall

Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 6:30-8pm
Online via Zoom

We all know people who are ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICE households are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality childcare or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all.

United Way of PA has released updated ALICE data today, as well as information about the impact of COVID 19 on the ALICE community. Join us for this Townhall to learn about the revised data as well as hear from local organizations who are using local ALICE data to inform their work to better serve our neighbors in Lebanon County.

Questions about ALICE in our community or our Townhall? Contact Brooke Smith.
Thank you to Fulton Bank for their support of ALICE in Lebanon County.
“Fulton Bank thanks United Way for their service and positive impact in our communities,” said Krista Darr, Fulton Bank regional commercial executive. “We’re proud to be a part of the United Way’s efforts to support underserved populations, which aligns with our Fulton Forward® initiative. Fulton Forward® aids individuals and communities by providing financial education and encouraging economic development. Like United Way, our goal is to help people escape generational poverty and realize sustainable prosperity.”