What is Week of Caring?

Week of Caring is the largest corporate volunteer program in the Bay Area. This week-long event brings thousands of people from dozens of local companies together to volunteer at Bay Area nonprofits.

With generous support from Chevron and in partnership with the Volunteer Centers of the Bay Area, Week of Caring provides a free, easy and unique way for corporations to strengthen their community involvement and increase their status as corporate leaders. Week of Caring also provides employees with a tangible way to see the impact that their partnership with United Way is having in the community.

Week of Caring is a great way to promote volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service agencies and give people a chance to see firsthand the results that United Way is getting in our community.   These unique volunteer collaborations provide essential support to our partner agencies – and bolster campaign success.

We want to create a positive experience for our volunteers, one in which participants leave feeling inspired, appreciated and motivated to continue investing in their communities by partnering with United Way.

How does my company benefit from Week of Caring?

Why did 35 corporations across the Bay Area recruit 4,420 volunteers to participate in Week of Caring last year?  Because there are tremendous benefits for companies!

BUILD TEAMWORK AND MORALE 

Employees will discover how much they can achieve when they work together, and they’ll be proud to be a part of a company that’s a caring corporate citizen.

GENERATE GOODWILL 

Getting employees out into the community provides positive exposure that you can highlight in your newsletter, annual reports and other public communications.

GROW YOUR UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN

Experience has shown that workplace giving increases when employees see firsthand the lives they’re helping to improve.

EDUCATE YOUR EMPLOYEES AND ADVANCE YOUR PHILANTHROPIC GOALS

Week of Caring is an opportunity for employees to learn about the needs across the Bay Area, and your organization can choose to volunteeer with an agency or project that aligns with your specific philanthropic goals.

 

How do nonprofits submit projects?

Nonprofits can register projects for Week of Caring 2013 to access high-quality volunteers.

Call 415.808.4336 or email weekofcaring@uwba.org