Day of Caring

Cheering volunteers

Day of Caring
September 22, 2023

What is Day of Caring?

Day of Caring is a much-loved United Way volunteering tradition that expresses the philanthropic spirit of our community. Teams of volunteers from organizations within the Rice County community give their time to a variety of service opportunities to help their neighbors and strengthen our community. Grab a shovel and spruce up landscaping; do a fun activity with area children or seniors. The ideas for your project are limitless, so we can pair you with a project you'll love.  

Why participate?

  • Show you care.
    Day of Caring expresses your philanthropic spirit. Everyone gets an up-close look to see how their United Way contributions help our community each and every day.
  • Build teamwork.
    Your company, school, organization or neighborhood team will feel more connected when they join together to make a difference.
  • Know your United Way.
    After volunteering, you'll know that Rice County Area United Way is way more than a logo, pledge card or campaign. You'll know what United Way and its partners do.   

I want to volunteer. How do I sign-up to volunteer for Day of Caring?

A team representative from your company, school, organization, neighborhood or family fills out the Day of Caring Volunteer form below. Your team may work a half day or a full day. Please note that small teams may be combined with other teams on a project and teams with greater than 5 or 6 people may be given projects at different sites. 

I need volunteers for a project. How can I get volunteers for my project?

Non-profit organizations in Rice County are invited to complete the Non-profit Project Request form below by June 1st, 2023. 


  • 8:00 - 9:00     Welcome, light breakfast, and t-shirt distribution for all day volunteers and half-day block 1 volunteers 
  • 9:00 - 12:00   Volunteer block 1
  • 12:00 - 1:00   Welcome, lunch, t-shirt distribution for half-day block 2 volunteers | All day volunteers stay at their site for lunch delivery  
  • 1:00 - 4:00     Volunteer block 2

Sign-up deadline: 

  • Non-profit partners - complete the Project Request Form by June 1st, 2023
  • Volunteers - have a team representative from your organization complete the Volunteer Request Form by Aug 1st, 2023


Please contact Elizabeth Child, Executive Director of Rice County Area United Way, or 507-664-3510 or Tory Borovsky, Program Manager,


Contact Information
Project Information
Team Leader Contact Information
Team Details

If you are doing an outdoor projects and we have inclement weather, we will do our best to reschedule you within two weeks. 

Please enter shirt sizes needed below. The number of shirts should not exceed the number of volunteers.


Platinum Sponsor $1000

  • Your company is promoted as a platinum sponsor in all news releases
  • Company logo on T-Shirts
  • Company sponsors Volunteer Breakfast on Day of Caring
  • Company name on banners, advertising
  • Logo on Rice County Area United Way website – with link to your website

Gold Sponsor $500

  • Your company is promoted as a Gold Sponsor in all news releases
  • Company name on T-Shirt
  • Company name on banners and advertising
  • Your sponsorship highlighted at Volunteer Breakfast on Day of Caring
  • Name on Rice County Area United Way website – with link to your website

Interested? Contact Elizabeth Child