Call Goes Out for 2010 'Day of Caring' Volunteers

June 25, 2010 — Last September, a volunteer work force of nearly 2,500 from local businesses and organizations – including the University of Virginia – helped schools and charities through the United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring.

Volunteers made a difference at 250 project sites in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson counties. More than 1,000 of the volunteers were U.Va. employees, who worked on nearly 100 projects.

Once again, U.Va. faculty and staff can join area volunteers during the 2010 Day of Caring, scheduled for Sept. 22.  U.Va. volunteers can serve the community in meaningful ways on a wide variety of projects – from clerical assistance, to working with children or seniors, to painting, construction and landscaping.

U.Va. volunteers are encouraged to form a team and designate team leaders, who will choose a project for the group. Team registration will be available in late June through July.

To volunteer or for information, Academic Division employees should contact Lis Christian in U.Va.'s Community Relations Office at 434-924-1321 or; and Health System employees should contact Angela Taylor of Health System Community Relations, Outreach and Service Office at 434-243-5862 or

Additional details also are available at the United Way website.