United Way to recruit 340 Days of Caring volunteers by weeks’ end

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340 volunteers are still needed to fill this year’s slate of Days of Caring projects, taking place at sites around Snohomish County Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept. 24. Team and individuals interested in participating can sign up at uwsc.org through Monday, Sept. 12.

Slots at many of this year’s 54 hands-on projects are available both Friday and Saturday. Benefitting local nonprofit agencies, jobs include painting, grounds clean-up, roof repair and reading to elementary students.

Last year, 950 Days of Caring volunteers spent time at 56 project sites, giving more than 5,225 hours valued at $109,000. In 2011, 643 volunteers have registered to-date.

To get involved, contact The Volunteer Center at United Way of Snohomish County at [email protected] or 425.374.5534.

United Way is a community impact organization that has served Snohomish County for nearly 70 years. With an emphasis on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County is focused on solving the underlying causes of problems through grants and strategic initiatives, including: the 2-1-1 information line, the Volunteer Center, Born Learning, Early Learning, Youth Developmental Assets, Individual Development Accounts and a Free Tax Preparation campaign. To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can give, advocate and volunteer, please visit uwsc.org.

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