Celebrating National Volunteer Week in the Triangle
When it comes to supporting communities through great change, volunteers are at the forefront, contributing valuable hours of hands-on support that help nonprofits in the Triangle reach even more people. That kind of effort deserves a celebration.
Through hands-on engagement and remote opportunities, volunteers have contributed to impactful experiences more than 3,400 times over the last year, in support of United Way of the Greater Triangle’s nonprofit partners. National Volunteer Week honors those people who continue to dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities.
“It’s not a mistake that the Triangle is a great place in which to live. It’s because of the hard work that residents put into making our communities safe and our neighbors supported,” said Eric Guckian, United Way of the Greater Triangle’s President and CEO. “Volunteers are so vital to our region’s continued success. We are grateful to each and every person that makes the time to care for others.”
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, United Way organized in-person and remote opportunities for volunteers to engage with and support six local nonprofits including Alliance Medical Ministry, Diaper Bank of North Carolina, Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, TABLE NC, and Wake Up and Read.
The organization also launched its second ever 5-Day Impact Challenge as a self-guided opportunity for individuals to broaden their understanding of the ways in which volunteering can be more equitable, shift power in communities, and more.
AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina was the presenting sponsor of this year’s challenge.
“As a Medicaid managed care health plan, our mission is to help members get care, stay well, and build healthy communities,” said AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Market President and United Way of the Greater Triangle Board Member, Heidi Chan. “Our associates are encouraged and supported in volunteering their time here in the Triangle and across North Carolina because we are invested in making a difference for the individuals and families we serve.”
Did you miss National Volunteer Week? Don’t miss out on more opportunities to engage more deeply with United Way’s nonprofit partners during our first ever Open House week, May 9-13. Explore 5 days of events designed to deepen your relationship with local nonprofits, help you get hands on in your impact, and so much more. Learn more here.