Day of Service Friday, September 13, 2019

 

 

Join us this year in September for our largest volunteer day in Bartholomew County! Last year's Day of Service saw over 1000 volunteers complete 50 service projects. This year we hope you will join with local businesses, government and nonprofits for a day of volunteering to improve our community.

 

 

United Way's Day of Service will take place on Friday, September 13, 2019

 

 

 

Want more information about our large volunteer days? Have a volunteer project you want to see finished? Would you like your family, friends or employees to participate in a group project?

For more information, contact Joy King at our Volunteer Action Center at jking@uwbarthco.org.

 

To volunteer, follow the link below!

2019 Day of Service Registration

 

For agencies, submit a project here:

2019 Project Registration

 

Day of Service Projects Available (updated 8/23/2019)

Non-Profit OrganizationProject Descriptionam openpm open

Atterbury-Bakalar Air MuseumLandscaping grounds and cleaning interior facilities, weeding garden areas - 2 locations museum & chapel04
Barth Co Historical SocietyPainting the interior walls of the Henry Breeding Farm in Edinburgh010
Barth Co. Solid Waste Mgmt DistrictAM: Mulching wetlands path @landfill
PM: Mulching & weeding bioswale @Recycling Center
77
Columbus Municipal AirportSEPT 19 only Special Clean Up Event: trash pick up and clean up effort of airport grounds after the Birds and Brews Air Show; some flexibility of time200
FFY: Boys & Girls ClubBoys and Girls Club Garden: cleanup & winterize
Working outside in the dirt, pulling weeds, plants, moving objects
Wear clothes for weather & that can get dirty
BRING your own gloves
BRING rakes, shovels & tiller (if possible!)
88
FFY: Boys & Girls ClubBoys and Girls Club Lego Table: sand, prep stain
will be working outside - wear clothes for weather & that can get dirty
BRING your own gloves
WILL PROVIDE sanding & staining materials and tools
40
FFY:Columbus Youth CampCabin improvement - painting, cleaning, gen. maint. - Groups of 10 responsible for each cabin - wear clothes you don't mind getting paint & dirt on - supplies will be provided1424
BCSC Book BuddiesBook Buddies is a reading tutoring program – volunteers will be paired one-on-one with students, listening to their reading. All materials are prepared for the volunteers and a site supervisor will be present. A short 30 minute training is included in the time of shift.00
First Prespyterian PreschoolPainting classroom100
Healthy CommunitiesPutting gift bags together for suicide prevention month - all materials provided40
Mill Race CenterPutting garden to bed; Mulching a portion of the garden40
Sans SouciVolunteer with some construction background that can remove glue from concrete flooring where tile used to be; involves operating equipment and coordination of equipment rental20
Sans SouciSorting donations; hanging donations; store cleaning and organizing70
Thrive AllianceStuff folders for Dementia Friends Initiative - will provide coffee & water60
Thrive AllianceStuffing bags with Sr. Medicare Patrol info60
Thrive AllianceDistributing bags with Sr. Medicare Patrol Info06
Thrive AllianceClean up effort, removing debris, beautification at residential area.
WILL PROVIDE gloves & water.
BRING safety glasses (optional)
WEAR closed-toe shoes, long pants
06
Thrive AllianceClean up effort, removing debris, beautification at residential area.
WILL PROVIDE gloves & water.
BRING safety glasses (optional)
WEAR closed-toe shoes, long pants
100
Trine University and Columbus Park DepartmentClean up effort of Noblitt park, removal of debris, trash by river & under railroad tracks00
Turning PointAM Crew will be deep cleaning the shelter & will need to wear closed toe shoes - BRING cleaning supplies to use & then donate
PM Crew will assemble safe date folders - BRING a sweater
06
UWVAC Residential Candlelight Mobile Home ParkDirect service assistance of neighbors that qualify for landscaping, gutter cleaning and minor home painting/repairs00
UWVAC Residential East Columbus NeighborhoodDirect service assistance of neighbors that qualify for landscaping, gutter cleaning and minor home painting/repairs1020
zero openings: Psi Iota Xiclosed: AM (7-10am): Clearing debris, sanding & prepping for painting - remove shutters & clean area behind dumpster
PM (: Paint the bldg, shutters, doors, etc.
BRING gloves, face masks (optional) & water or snacks (if desired)
00
Zero openings: St. Peter's Lutheran ChurchIn Process to be ready to receive volunteers: Paint 6 interior rooms that will be the new LifeWorks Intensive Outpatient Treatment & Counseling Center00
zero openings/filled: Anderson Community Center (SSAA)Supervise group who will be installing flooring00
zero openings/filled: Barth Co Parks DeptBeautification of Dunn / County Stadium:
Painting; General Clean up (Moving bleachers and cleaning underneath); Installing yellow fence topper on 2 Fields; Installing rock under flagpole and new solar light for flag; Removing and re-installing new batter’s boxes on three fields; Remove screens and louvers on old bathroom and manufacture news
Upgrade dugouts remove old and help install new with metal roofs; General beautification of BMX Track; County park clean up
00
zero openings/filled: Family School PartnersOrganizing curriculum lessons (41 total). Laminating, cutting, copying, sorting, and organizing materials into lesson bins00
zero openings/filled: FFY: Boys & Girls ClubBGC playground deck clean & stain. Working outside, brushing/cleaning the deck to prep for staining (am group, can also stain if time).
PM shift stain and clean gutters out in corner house, pick up trash around FFY.
00
zero openings/filled: Granny ConnectionAttach labels to bags00
zero openings/filled: Horizon HousePainting interior of shelter
AM: prep, tape off, paint trim
PM: paint room, clean up
WILL PROVIDE paint, brushes, rollers, tape & plastic drop
00
zero openings/filled: Just Friends Adult DayActivity helpers: pool, ping-pong, bowling, corn hole ; WATCH Teepa Snow youtube video on Dementia Care tips00
zero openings/filled: Love ChapelAM Crew will power wash Lafayette St home - PM Crew will sand & paint front porch at Love Chapel & paint ramp00
zero openings/filled: State Street Area Association (Anderson Center)Install flooring at center in the multi-purpose room, kitchen hallways & restrooms00
zero openings/filled: UWVAC Residential ElizabethtownDirect service assistance of neighbors that qualify for landscaping, gutter cleaning and minor home painting/repairs00
zero openings/filled: UWVAC Residential Hope Residential Day of ServiceDirect service assistance of neighbors that qualify for landscaping, gutter cleaning and minor home painting/repairs to include the Community Clean Up hosted by Main Street of Hope and Day of Service clean up of Hope Town Square00
zero openings/filled: UWVAC Residential Tannehill Mobile Home ParkDirect service assistance of neighbors that qualify for landscaping, gutter cleaning and minor home painting/repairs00
zero openings/filled: Advocates for ChildrenIncrease awareness of need for CASA volunteers by distribution of door hangers in residential areas00
zero openings/filled: Animal Care ServicesImmediate need for yard work around shelter (weeding, mulching of paths & flower beds)00
zero openings/filled: Columbus Child Care CenterGeneral clean up around building including:
Window and window frame need to be clean
Paint dumpster fence
Flower bed clean up
Clean around perimeter fence
00
zero openings/filled: Columbus Municipal AirportBeautifying of grounds for public use, will involve painting & landscaping00
zero openings/filled: Columbus Parks and RecBeautifying parks, trail cleanup at Mill Race Park00
zero openings/filled: Columbus Youth Camp Special ProjectGrounds maintenance00
zero openings/filled: Covering Kids & Families of United WayIncrease awareness of medicaid assistance with the distribution of informational door hangers00
zero openings/filled: Healing Waters DaycareHealing Waters Daycare is preparing their space for the community; United Way of Bartholomew County is assisting the organization with volunteers: Ceramic wall finish, ceramic floor grouted; knowledge to grout and put tile on walls; prepare and install 12 x 12 vinyl floor covering; remove sections of old vinyl flooring; installing toilets and sinks; adjust hot water heater to daycare specs00
zero openings/filled: Human Services: Head Start & Early Head StartCleaning of facilities inside & out
Landscaping (mulching, using weed killing spray, etc)
Sanding & re-staining fenced in area around trash bin area
00
zero openings/filled: Just Friends Adult DayDetail 4 vans used for clients daily use00
zero openings/filled: Love Chapel Project 2Landscaping of grounds, pressure washing cleanup of building, pantry organizing00
zero openings/filled: Main Street of Hope CommunityCommunity Clean Up hosted by Main Street of Hope; Day of Service clean up of Hope Town Square00
zero openings/filled: United Way Bartholomew County; VACSEPT 6 ONLY: Folding Day of Service event shirts into "burritos"00
zero openings/filled: UWVAC Residential Lincoln Central Neighborhood Day of ServiceSpecial Event Oct 1st only: Direct service assistance of neighbors that qualify for landscaping, gutter cleaning and minor home painting/repairs00

 

Thank you to the following participating corporate volunteer partners that will make 2019 Day of Service a success:

AK Tube. Inc., Centra Credit Union, Columbus Regional Health, Cummins, Inc., Dorel Juvenile Group, Faurecia Clean Mobility, First Financial Bank, Georg Utz, Inc. Horizon Bank, Lowes, PMG Indiana, Milestone Contractors, Our Hospice

 

Thank you to Walmart for the in-kind donation of 1000 water bottles for volunteers on Day of Service

The United Way Volunteer Action Center thanks deeply the VAC Residential Network volunteers for their year-round dedication and commitment of their project manangement efforts providing residents increased sustainable housing:  Adam Cline, Barry Czachura, Ronnie Eppley, Jim Kahlenbeck, Roger Lang, Killian Prather, Jim Reifenberg, Lee Swanson, Gary Vanderlind, Sylvia Pieper