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6 ways to give back locally during National Volunteer Week, April 19-24

United Way volunteers elbow-bumping in matching "Live United" t-shirts
United Way of the Midlands is bringing Volunteer Week to Columbia April 19-24 | Photo provided

This year’s National Volunteer Week is coming up April 12-24, and we’re gearing up to give back. 

Here are 6 ways you can get involved with the help of United Way of the Midlands:

1. Read to students virtually 📚

2. Assist at the Salvation Army Family Store 🛍️

  • Sort donations, hang clothes, move furniture, clean, and assist on the sales floor. Learn more + register.

3. Participate in the Changemaker Challenge *Virtual Youth Project* 🎨

  • Join Youth Volunteer Corps in partnership with Student Rebuild in the Changemaker Challenge to identify + honor local community heroes using creativity and online art tools. Learn more + register.

4. Provide contactless delivery with Meals on Wheels 🚙

  • Help deliver hot meals to elderly and disabled adults throughout Richland County. Learn more + register.

5. Support a Collection Drive 🧤

  • Your purchased items will be shipped directly to United Way. Learn more.

6. Lift Up an Educator 🍎

  • Help thank our educators by writing an encouraging note or card + dropping it at United Way of the Midlands (1818 Blanding St.) during business hours or in the mail. Learn more.

Learn more + register for all local National Volunteer Week opportunities.