33rd Annual
Laurence E. Richardson
Day of Caring

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Presented by Sentara

Volunteer Teams – Pre-Register Here

This form will ensure you receive Day of Caring correspondences and are invited to Volunteer Team Leader Trainings in the second week of August. You must attend (1) one hour training to be prepared for Project Selection at 10 a.m. on August 21st, 2024. Only one person from your business needs to fill out this form for your team. If you have additional questions, please reach out to Markiana Smith at msmith@unitedwaycville.org. This form is for those who want to volunteer for Day of Caring NOT for nonprofits, schools, or faith-based organizations who are submitting projects to be completed. 

Day of Caring Volunteer Team Pre-Registration 2024

Day of Caring Volunteer Team Pre-Registration 2024

Team Leader Name
Team Leader Name
Is your team affiliated with the University of Virginia? Ex. Health System or Academic System
If YES, which UVA system are you affiliated with


The Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring is United Way of Greater Charlottesville’s flagship community event, and one of the most well-known and visible moments for volunteerism and corporate partnership in our region.

Each year, Day of Caring volunteers complete projects that directly benefit local schools, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations throughout the City of Charlottesville and Counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange. In 2023, over 1,600 volunteers participated, accuring an estimated $270,000 in value of service.

Day of Caring began in 1992 with just 50 volunteers, and was renamed in 1999 to honor Larry Richardson, a long-time volunteer of the United Way and the community, and past president of the Charlottesville Broadcasting Company.


Get Involved

If you work at a nonprofit, public school, local government office, or other tax-exempt organization and have a task or project that could use a few volunteers, please reach out! If you work at, or are part of, an organization or group that would like to put together a volunteer team, we would love to chat as well. Please note, due to demand, not all groups find a project that fits their team for Day of Caring. However, if that is the case, United Way will find a volunteer opportunity that is a great fit for your group on another day. 

The first step to get in contact with our Engagement & Belonging Manager: Markiana Smith at msmith@unitedwaycville.org or 434-972-1702. Please refer to the deadlines in the resource section of this page for additional information.


Day of Caring FAQ
Project Ideas - Schools
Project Ideas - Agencies
Day of Caring T-shirts - COMING SOON


2024 Day of Caring planning timeline is here! 

Thank you to our 2024 Day of Caring Sponsors!

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Silver Sponsors