Sign Up Now for 2009 Day of Caring Projects

June 15, 2009 — Last year, a volunteer workforce of nearly 2,500 people from local businesses and organizations helped schools and charities through the United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring.

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

Once again, U.Va. faculty and staff can join area volunteers during this year's Day of Caring, to be held Sept. 23. 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 teams 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 Careen Waterman of U.Va.'s Community Relations Office at 924-1321 or Health System employees should contact Angela Taylor of Health System Community Relations, Outreach and Service Office at 982-4034 or

Additional details also are available at the United Way Web site.