Days of Caring

Days of Caring is a community-wide effort to showcase volunteerism on a larger scale.

Local groups, such as businesses, churches, and schools, as well as individuals and families, dedicate a day or even half-day to volunteer in their community. This year, over 1,500 volunteers will work together in one neighborhood. Imagine the result!

Are you looking to make a positive difference around Toledo? Let us help get you connected by organizing a Day of Caring for your group!

We often work with various groups to match them to meaningful volunteer projects. Don’t have a group, no problem! We have volunteer spots for individuals as well.

We have relationships with over 300 partner agencies and organizations that can use your help. Let us match you, your groups’, your co-workers’ passions with the needs of the community.

Contact us for more information on how we can get your group engaged in volunteering!


United Way of Greater Toledo Days of Caring
Friday, September 12
Junction Avenue Neighborhood
1208 Blum St. Toledo, OH 43607

This project aims to bring 1,500 volunteers into one neighborhood in Central Toledo. Gathering input from residents and local businesses, projects are being identified based on the needs of the neighborhood. Volunteers are invited to revitalize this community by taking part in a variety of projects including painting, building, beautifying, connecting residents to resources, and more! Click here for more information and to view or sign-up for projects CLICK HERE.

Immediately following the volunteer projects, please join us in a celebration of our accomplishments. Light food and drink will be provided.

To sign up, contact the Volunteer Center at 419-244-3063 or

United Way in Wood County Day of Caring
Friday, September 12
Ridge Park
255 Ridge St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Volunteers will be working to develop the new Ridge Park in Bowling Green.

To sign up, contact Kristie Peek at 419-352-2390 or


United Way in Ottawa County Day of Caring
Friday, September 12
Location: TBD

Volunteers will concentrate on how people can Care for Kids in Ottawa County. Partners in the community will be holding a variety of activities at a number of sites across the county. There will be a mentor training, an adventure play site, and a preschool reader training at Ida Rupp Library. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

To sign up, contact Kristen Gerwin at 419-734-6645 or