2020 United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring

September 2, 2020


Our United Way Day of Caring in the Charlottesville area was established in 1992 by the United Way of Greater Charlottesville to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human service agencies and schools, and demonstrate what people working together for the community’s good can accomplish.

In 1999, the Day of Caring was renamed the United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring in honor of Larry Richardson, a long-time volunteer of the United Way and the community, and past president of the Charlottesville Broadcasting Company.

The United Way Day of Caring is a yearly event that takes place each September. An event that started with around 50 volunteers has now grown into an event that includes nearly 2,000 volunteers completing 200 projects in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Greene. The value of the volunteer’s service in the 2019 United Way Day of Caring was over $300,000.

Get Involved

You can get involved in the next Day of Caring in multiple ways. If you work at a nonprofit, public school, or faith-based organization reach out about submitting a project for volunteers to complete. If you work at or are part of an organization that wants to volunteer for Day of Caring, reach out to learn more about signing up to volunteer. Please note, due to demand, not all groups find a project that fits their team for Day of Caring. However, the United Way can also help groups find volunteer opportunities outside of this day as the need for volunteers in our community is not limited to one day in September.

Your first step is to get in contact with our Community Outreach Coordinator: Anna Porter at aporter@unitedwaycville.org or 434-972-1715. Please refer to the deadlines in the resource section of this page for all steps in the process.


April 22, 2020

Registration Opens for Local Public Schools

May 29, 2020

Project guidelines sent to project coordinators

June 1, 2020

Cvillevolunteer.org ready to accept projects from project coordinators

July 31, 2020

Projects due on cvillevolunteer.org

August 4, 2020

Team leader registration due to Day of Caring coordinator

August 5 & 6, 2020

Team leader Trainings (virtual)

August 10, 2020

Project preview released to registered team leaders

August 19, 2020

Project selection for registered team leaders

September 2, 2020

Day of Caring


Big thanks to our 2020 Day of Caring Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Breakfast Sponsor & Event Host

Media Sponsor