The United Way of Greater Greensboro, along with The Volunteer Center of the Triad, is trying to get everyone in the community to do some good deeds at least for one week in April.

The two organizations are celebrating and promoting volunteerism on National Volunteer Week, which runs from Monday, April 17 to Friday, April 21.

Everyone is encouraged to get involved with a good cause that week.  The organizations are also making it easy to do by providing a host of places where volunteers are needed.  You can visit to see what you would like to do and sign up.

There are opportunities for both individuals and groups as well as choices for people who want to help remotely.

Here are some of the volunteer opportunities that week:

  • Helping to cultivate a community garden at Positive Direction for Youth and Families.
  • Cleaning up Latham Park and the stream with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and Greensboro Parks and Recreation
  • Packing food bags and sorting donations at Backpack Beginnings
  • Helping to build a home with Habitat for Humanity
  • One on one mentoring relationships at with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and
  • Writing greeting cards for seniors through Senior Resources.

Holly Beck, the director of volunteering and advocacy at United Way of Greater Greensboro said this volunteerism is essential for the good of the community.

“Volunteers are at the core of everything United Way does in our work to end poverty,” she stated in a press release encouraging people to participate. “We are grateful for the selfless efforts of volunteers who strive to make our community a better place for everyone. United Way is proud to support National Volunteer Week by connecting people with great local organizations who partner with United Way in our efforts to end poverty.”