United Way's Day of Caring May 5, 2017



Day of Caring is a full-day volunteer event that connects our community with local neighborhood and non-profit volunteer projects in Bartholomew County.

A variety of volunteer projects are available for all community members on May 5, including small home repairs, planting flowers, mulching, painting, organizing and sorting donations. Last year's Day of Caring saw over 1000 volunteers complete 106 local volunteer projects in Bartholomew County.


Register to Volunteer Here


Human Services, Inc.

Kathleen Wyrick –  kwyrick@hsi-headstart.com          812-372-8407 ext 208    cell-812-350-1522

Numbers of Volunteers Requesting: 8am-noon: 5

Number of Volunteers Requesting: noon-4pm: 5

Paint a large rectangle out of chalkboard paint on a wall in the gym.  Rectangle should be approximately 3’x10’, with the bottom of the rectangle being approximately 1-2 feet off the floor. This chalkboard wall will be used by children age 2 months to 5 years for creative art during large motor development time in the school gym.


Human Services, Inc.

Kathleen Wyrick  kwyrick@hsi-headstart.com   812-372-8407 ext 208    cell-812-350-1522

Numbers of Volunteers Requesting: 8am-noon: 10

Number of Volunteers Requesting: noon-4pm: 10

Loose dirt to be placed around and compacted down around playground structures on Early Head Start and Head Start playgrounds, and grass seed sown on this dirt.  Structures that need this improvement are 3 slides, and 2 balance beams.


Columbus Park Foundation

Dick Boyce dboyce@columbus.in.gov  812-371-0725

8am to noon Volunteers Requesting: 5

Clean the People Trail segment on Jonathon Moore Pike


Developmental Services INC  

Hanna Hodnett 812-447-5490  hhodnett@dsiservices.org      

8am to noon Volunteers Requesting: 1                       

They will be working in our River Road Group Home: Yard Cleaning, Preparing a garden and potentially painting a fence. This will help our agency by helping take care of the yard for the clients.     

If volunteers have a tiller and other tools that they could bring please contact me and let me know what you are bringing.


Human Services,Inc    

Michele Lee     317-412-2948  mlee@hsi-indiana.com

8am to noon Volunteers Requesting: 3          

Noon to 4pm Volunteers Requesting: 3       

Clean out vacant apartment-repair walls and clean, paint walls and trim where necessary to get apartment ready for new participant @ 1510 16th street apt A. Columbus.       


Human Services,Inc    

Michele Lee     317-412-2948  mlee@hsi-indiana.com      

Noon to 4pm Volunteers Requesting: 1        

Paint interior of home wall and trim @ 3340 Fall Valley  Drive Columbus.       


Just Friends    

Jan Oviatt         812-372-6415                         

Noon to 4pm Volunteers Requesting: 1        

Volunteer to engage with our participants in playing cards, games or conversation.    Lunch will be provided from 12- 1 along with an orientation. All supplies will be provided.


Lincoln Central Family Neighborhood Center      

Julie McCawley                 812-371-7297     Jimccawley@gmail.com

8am to noon Volunteers Requesting: 5          

Historic Downtown Intersection beautification. Digging up the sod on some of the neighborhood intersections. If time allows planting  and mulch provided by the city and plantings provided by the Historic Downtown Neighborhood Alliance. Shovels will be provided.


The entire community is welcome to participate in Day of Caring on May 5. Interested volunteers should fill out our volunteer registration form here or contact Day of Caring coordinator Amanda Hummer at ahummer@uwbarthco.org or (812) 314-2706 to register for the event.