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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. This year the week of caring is September 10th to September 16th

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 2018 Week of Caring, please contact Charlotte Lewis at charlotte@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!


If you are a corporate partner please go to your provided corporate page and enter the invitation code you were given to access your projects and sign up information.

If you are an individual volunteer wanting to participate in the week of caring, the opportunities will be posted on our calendar and will be branded Week of Caring.