Students are invited to join United Way’s Day of Caring on Thursday, September 14th. Commit to this day where we will care for the city of Worcester and our local community. Day of Caring brings the entire Worcester area together to serve its needs and foster a commitment to service and caring. The day is held from 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Transportation is provided. Students are encouraged to eat breakfast before checking in at 8:00 a.m.

Please find a list of available sites below. To register for the Day of Caring click here.

Site Name # of Volunteers Site Description
YouthGROW Farm Work Day 50

Join the REC Farm Manager to spend a day working on Worcester's first urban youth farm. Volunteers will spend the day supporting farm projects including general farm maintenance, work in our newly built hoop house, and harvesting produce to be sold affordable in low-income neighborhoods on our mobile farmers market. No previous experience necessary and all are welcome!

Property Maintenance and Development at Turn Back Time  25

Turn Back Time is looking for volunteers to help maintain the farm and gardens, trail blaze and help us develop more areas for children to play and explore. Task include: 1. Trail Blazing 2. Gardening 3. Cleanup 4. Fence building and repair 5. Construction of benches and seating 6. Organize storage areas Some tasks include heavy lifting but not all do, we have light duty task as well.

Clean-Up the WHA Addison Street Location! 30 

The mission of the Worcester Housing Authority is to offer its residents a clean, safe and well-maintained living environment in which to live and raise their families. The WHA is dedicated to providing its families with an environment that will be a source of pride for its residents and an asset to the community at-large. The WHA will seek out opportunities and develop strategies that will assist both its present and future residents in obtaining the necessary educational, training and employment skills necessary to achieve social and economic self-sufficiency. Volunteers on Day of Caring will work at our location on Addison Street: 1. Sweep cellar stairs and remove debris 2. Sweep and wash all stairways front and rear. Seeding of flower beds around the property.

Facility Improvements - Great Brook Valley 75

Project will include painting, weeding, landscaping, removal of rubbish, etc.

Spruce Up Curran Terrace 20

Volunteers will help improve the grounds by cleaning the pond (you may get wet, so bring dry shoes) and weeding flower beds around the property.

Anna Maria College 20 Paint the fence around AMCAT Field
Anna Maria College 20 Paint the outside tunnel wall from Madonna to Trinity
Anna Maria College 10 Plant Fall flowers campus-wide
Anna Maria College   15   Spread mulch in newly cut-out areas along Sunset Lane
Anna Maria College   10   Help work on new landscape design in front of South Hall
Anna Maria College   5   Paint the outside railings campus-wide
Anna Maria College   20   Repaint the St. Joseph foundation