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Thank you for registering for United Way’s Day of Caring! You are joining volunteers from across Waterloo Region to work on meaningful projects to help local charities thrive. 

 

Please use the registration form below to register yourself as an individual, or to register your team. If you are registering a team, only one person needs to fill out the registration form on behalf of the team (this person is considered the team leader). 

Registration will also include selecting the type of volunteer activity in which you would like to participate. The descriptions for these activities can be found at the end of the page.

 

Registration

Begin by entering your email address. Then click anywhere outside the email field, and wait for 5 seconds. If you are already in our system the screen will remain as is, and you can move on to the next step. If you are not in our system, you will have the option to register by entering additional personal information.

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How would you like to volunteer? Please select all of the activities you are interested in (descriptions below), and we will match you with the best fit!

How would your team like to volunteer? Please select all of the activities you are interested in (descriptions below), and we will match you with the best fit!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer Activity Descriptions

Please find descriptions of all available volunteer activities below. All activities are small projects that can be done at anytime on October 29th, and from anywhere in Waterloo Region. Once you have completed your registration we will contact you with full details for the volunteer opportunity.

Write a Note to People Experiencing Isolation- Note writing is a simple act with a big impact. Volunteers will write personal notes to remind people that they are not alone.Volunteers will supply their own cards or note paper.

Write Notes to Volunteers - Volunteers support organizations across our community. This activity focuses on writing notes to thank volunteers for all of their hard work. Day of Caring volunteers will supply their own cards or note paper.

Build Hygiene Kits - Creating hygiene kits is a great way to show local love. Volunteers will buy the items and then put together packages that will directly support those in our community who need it most (one kit costs an average of $10-15). Items include shampoo, soap, razors etc.

Build Creativity Kits - Drawing and being creative can have a big impact on mental health, especially for people experiencing homelessness and isolation. Volunteers will buy items like adult colouring books and pencil crayons and then put together packages to support those in our community who need it most (one kit costs an average of $5-10).

Build Period Products Kits – Period products are one of the most requested items at donation centres, but often the least donated. Volunteers will buy period products (like pads and tampons) and then put together packages that support those in our community who need it most (one kit costs an average of $10-12).

Build Harm Reduction Kits – Sanguen Health Centre supports those living with or at risk for Hepatitis C through the provision of education, outreach, support, and comprehensive, expert medical care. One of the consistent needs is providing harm reduction kits delivered through the community health van. Volunteers will help pack harm reduction kits to support this important work (items will be supplied by Sanguen).

Share a Special Skill – Share your ideas and special skills! Sunbeam Community and Development Services host a blog where volunteers can share knowledge or skills that the Sunbeam community may find helpful, interesting or inspiring. It could mean sharing a recipe or activity instructions or posting a video of someone performing a talent such as playing an instrument etc. Appropriate for individuals or teams.

Provide Microsoft Teams Training - Are you a wiz at Microsoft Teams? Volunteer as a team or individual to provide a tips and tricks training about Teams to a small non-profit team. This non-profit works hard to support kids in our community, and having a deeper understanding of all the ways Teams might help them do their work would make a difference.

Make some Art - Get creative! A local youth shelter is looking for art to create a positive, bright space for youth. Volunteer as an individual or with your team to create pieces that could be hung on the wall. Host a virtual paint ‘nite’ and paint together, or get creative on your own. Volunteers will supply their own art materials.

Give Feedback on a Website - Canadian Arab Women’s Association is exploring the impact of their website. Volunteers would offer feedback and suggestions on making the website as engaging as possible for the community.

Give Feedback on a Website - Children and Youth Planning Table is exploring the impact and clarity of their website. Volunteers would offer feedback on links and connections as well as clarity and readability.