Students can make their spring break meaningful for themselves and for others by volunteering at one of 40 projects during the 21st annual United Way Youth Days of Caring, March 17 - 21.
Projects at more than 27 local nonprofit organizations include helping children with crafts, demonstrating Wii games to senior citizens, sorting clothing, mending fences, yard work and more.
Students can participate in volunteer projects throughout the week, from Monday through Friday. All participants will receive a free United Way Youth Days of Caring T-shirt.
“Volunteering is a great way for youth to gain a sense of self-worth by helping others,” said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way of the Plains president. “What they learn on this day will have impact on the rest of their lives.”
Projects are available for middle school and high school students (minimum age 12, depending on the project) and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Register online at www.unitedwayplains.org/youthdaysofcaring. Those without computer access can call 2-1-1 (United Way’s 24-hour information line). Sign-up ends March 10.