Each fall, United Way of Greater Lorain County partners with organizations across Lorain County to aid in several volunteer opportunities. You can facilitate powerful change in our community by giving back at a Week of Caring project near you. Started in 1993 as a single day of caring, the project expanded in 2011 to include an entire week's worth of volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Lorain County. 

The Week of Caring is managed by the Lorain County Volunteer Connection, a strategic partnership between HandsOn Northeast Ohio and United Way of Greater Lorain County that strives to offer individuals with the platform for action while providing non-profit organizations with a vehicle to further their missions.

If you have questions regarding the the 2017 Week of Caring, please contact Alyssa Thompson at alyssa@handsonneo.org or (440)277-6530, Ext. 238

  • NO ORIENTATION is necessary for these projects and all volunteers are welcome!
  • Age minimums for each project are different and listed in the project’s description.
  • All volunteers under 18 must fill out and bring a youth waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • All volunteers should come prepared to have fun!

2017 projects include:

Delivering Good Eats with Lorain County Office on Aging
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
8:00am-10:30am
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Family Volunteer Party! 
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
10:00am-11:30am
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Firehouse Lunch - Lorain Central
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
11:00am-1:30pm
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Painting at the Salvation Army - Lorain
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
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Planting at the Nord Center 
Monday, Sept. 11, 2017
4:30pm - 6:30pm
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Sowing and Growing at George Jones Farm
Tuesaday, Sept. 12, 2017
5:30pm - 7:30pm
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Lift a Paintbrush at the Vermilion Family YMCA
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00 pm
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Sort a Box! Feed a Family! at Second Harvest Food Bank
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00 pm
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Cube Building at Oberlin Early Childhood Center
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
9:30am - 12:30 pm
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Floor Prep and Flip at El Centro
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
3:00pm - 5:30 pm
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Sort a Box! Feed a Family! at Second Harvest Food Bank
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30 pm
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Painting Fun at Haven Homeless Shelter
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
9:00am - 12:30pm
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Lorain Street Clean-Up
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm
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