United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County is about creating lasting change—and that includes working directly in our community to maximize our impact. We do this by connecting community members with opportunities related to our three pillars of education, income and health. We also sponsor three community-wide events: Day of Action, Day of Caring and Season of Service.
Community Wide Volunteer Opportunities
United Way organizes these events each year to engage community members in volunteering projects.
- Day of Action: Centered around youth literacy, volunteers spend time distributing books and reading with children. This is typically held on the first day of summer.
- Day of Caring: Participants offer their services to United Way agencies for the day and are asked to do a variety of projects such as painting rooms at an emergency shelter, stocking a food pantry or facilitating a game night for an after school program. This opportunity takes place the day after the campaign kick-off.
- Season of Service: Volunteer efforts will be focused during the months of November and December to support the work of our partner organizations during the holiday season. Opportunities range from food & toy distribution to reading with children to decorating for the holidays.