Day of Caring

Photo of Day of Caring painting supplies at a UB volunteer project site in the University Heights.

Day of Caring painting supplies at a UB volunteer project site in the University Heights.

Day of Caring

Help make a difference in our community on Wednesday, August 21!

UB is proud to take part in the 27th annual United Way Day of Caring on  August 21, 2019. Organized by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the Day of Caring serves as a launch of the university's annual Campaign for the Community.

Your Community

This is Western New York's largest community service event, mobilizing thousands of volunteers to complete projects in Erie and Niagara counties.

Volunteer Projects

This year we will be working throughout the larger WNY community on projects such as painting and landscaping. Light duty assignments are also available by request.

Timeline

The event starts at 8 am at the KeyBank Center (KBC). You will leave by bus for your work site at 8:30 am and will return to the KBC at 12 pm for a free lunch and entertainment.

Interested in Participating?

Making a Difference in Western New York

From our participation in annual fund-raising events, to community service projects that make our neighborhoods safer places in which to live, UB and its employees are committed to making a difference in Western New York and beyond. Our generosity builds community, improving the lives of our neighbors.

Thinking Globally, Volunteering Locally

Organized by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, the Day of Caring serves as an informal launch of UB’s Campaign for the Community, conducted each year in the fall semester.

UB volunteers will work on various projects in the community, performing tasks ranging from painting (interior and exterior), landscaping, cleaning and clearing pathways, building a handicap deck and ramp way.

About 175 UB volunteers participate in the Day of Caring.

According to the United Way, roughly 3,500 volunteers from Erie and Niagara counties participate in the Day of Caring. In Erie County alone, 3,177 volunteers from 159 companies contributed their time to 156 projects, benefiting 106 area agencies and the people they serve. Over the past 18 years, the efforts of Day of Caring volunteers have saved agencies in Erie and Niagara counties more than $6.1 million through more than 365,000 hours of service donated by 93,500 volunteers.