Save The Date for Next Year's Day of Action: October 4, 2024!
Day of Action is an annual volunteer event that brings the Frederick County community together to address the issues that matter the most. This event is one of the largest single-day volunteer events in Frederick County.
United Way of Frederick County coordinates with local employers, individuals, and nonprofits to most effectively support the community. We ask our community's most active organizations/agencies to submit volunteer projects that are screened for viability, safety and service to ALICE households.
ALICE families are those who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed. They are working but unable to afford basic necessities like food, childcare, housing and transportation. We then match projects with groups and individuals who sign up in advance.
To be notified of United Way's programs and volunteer opportunities, including Day of Action, sign up for our email list!
Contact Erin Lawson at email@example.com with any questions regarding Day of Action.
Day of Action is made possible thanks to our sponsors:
If you'd like to donate urgently needed items to support local nonprofit organizations, please bring items to Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium between 9 AM and 1 PM on Friday, October 6, 2023.
Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium
21 Stadium Drive
Frederick, MD 21701
For a full list of requested items, click here.
Donated items will benefit: SHIP, Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, I Believe in Me, Inc., and Love for Lochlin Foundation.
Get ready to make difference
(...and have fun too)!
ALICE families are those who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed. They are working but unable to afford basic necessities like food, childcare, housing and transportation.
Day of Action is Frederick County's largest community-wide day of volunteerism. United Way of Frederick County coordinates with local employers, individuals, and nonprofits to most effectively support the community. We ask our community's most active organizations/agencies to submit volunteer projects that are screened for viability, safety and service to ALICE households. We then match projects with groups and individuals who sign up in advance.
Projects include painting, gardening, light construction, youth engagement, fighting hunger and more! There is even light office work projects for those who prefer to be indoors!
To host a service project, please fill out our interest form.
2023 Project Hosts:
- Advocates for Homeless Families
- Animal Welfare League of Frederick County
- Asian American Center of Frederick
- Blessings in a Backpack
- Centro Hispano de Frederick
- Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
- Downtown Frederick Partnership
- Faith House
- Family Partnership
- Frederick Rescue Mission
- Glade Elementary School
- Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
- Heartly House
- Hillcrest Elementary School
- Hood College
- L'Arche Frederick
- Lincoln Elementary School
- Maryland Ensemble Theatre
- Monocacy Elementary School
- Second Chances Garage
- Seton Center, Inc.
- Sophie & Madigan's Playground
- The City of Frederick - Department of Parks & Recreation
- The City of Frederick - Housing & Human Services
- The Frederick Children's Chorus
- TransIT Services of Frederick County
- YMCA of Frederick County
High exposure sponsorships are now being accepted!
Day of Action demonstrates the power of businesses and nonprofits working together to make a significant and lasting difference in Frederick County. Day of Action connects hundreds of volunteers with nonprofits who support ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) individuals and families, making it the largest community-wide volunteer event in Frederick County.
Today's employees expect their employers to make a positive impact in their communities. As a Day of Action sponsor, your employees will get priority access to their project of choice (limitations apply). Corporate sponsorships are accepted all levels ranging from $500 to $10,000 with corresponding sponsorships.
All volunteer projects will be screened following the most recent CDC guidelines at the time of project selection. Project participants should use their own judgement. Masks will be required for those not vaccinated when indoors. Projects and CDC guidelines are subject to change.
Day of Action 2022 included a kick-off bash for volunteers hosted at the Frederick Keys stadium, volunteer opportunities to support local ALICE households across Frederick County, and a uniquely designed Day of Action t-shirt for each participant.
Day of Action had 300 volunteers take part in 30 local projects, totaling 1,138.5 Volunteer Hours.
United Way of Frederick County hosted a donation drop-off for urgently needed items to benefit several local nonprofits that are providing critical services for ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households. Donated items benefitted: Advocates for Homeless Families, Blessings in a Backpack, Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership (COIPP), Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS), Heartly House, I Believe In Me, Inc., Love for Lochlin, Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP), and Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland.
Thank you to Love for Lochlin for providing COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, flu vaccines and diabetes prevention!
Ongoing Volunteer Activities
For a list of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year, please visit our volunteer-matching website, JustServe. If you have questions about Day of Action or other volunteer opportunities in Frederick County, please contact Erin Lawson at firstname.lastname@example.org.