On and around June 21, thousands of people across the globe volunteer to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. United Way’s Day of Action provides opportunities for individuals and groups to be part of solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. Recognizing the COVID-19 pandemic changes what this year's Day of Action looks like in most communities, we celebrate United Ways that will inform, thank, recruit and engage volunteers in virtual, remote, and in-person activities that keep everyone healthy and safe and meet community need.” -United Way Worldwide
2021 Day of Action Volunteer Opportunities
- Allegan County United Way Amazon Donation Sorting Event
Happening throughout the month of June, starting June 2nd – and emphasizing the only Saturday event on June 19th – this specific Saturday event is happening to honor Day of Action, so it is our “Day of Action Amazon Donation Sorting Event” and we are hoping to finish this giant project on this day, this would be a massive accomplishment.
Sign Up Link: https://www.
June 9, 2021 – Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church from 11:30 AM – 5:45 PM
July 6, 2021 – Hopkins Community Church 11:00 AM – 4:45 PM
To register for one of these drives, or locate another drive, please go to this link:
- Make Smile Signs!
Volunteers can spread cheer around their neighborhood by creating Smile Signs, or other positive messages, which are placed in a neighbor's front yard or your own front yard.
- Community Cleanup/Plogging!
Volunteers can help keep neighborhoods clean. Whether a volunteer is “plogging” alone or with others (at a safe distance), they can make a difference by spending a few hours picking up trash (with washable or disposable gloves on) in a neglected area.
- Gift Card Donation
Volunteers can help people keep their jobs by purchasing gift cards to local small businesses. Gift cards can be donated to local United Ways who will share with individuals in need after businesses reopen.
- Shop Local!
Purchase a gift card from a local small business and spontaneously gift it to a loved one and/or yourself! Summer is upon us, shops are opening back up, and they appreciate our support now more than ever.
- Eat Local!
Purchase a gift card from a local restaurant or café and spontaneously gift it to a loved one and/or yourself! Summer is upon us, restaurants are opening back up, and they appreciate our support now more than ever.