posted on 4:47 PM, July 9, 2012
The United Way Day of Caring, more recently the Vancouver Sun United Way Day of Caring, is a program connecting United Way workplace volunteers with not-for-profit social service agencies to complete one-day community projects.
Sasamat Outdoor Centre has been a fortunate recipient of the generosity of United Way Day of Caring volunteers for many years and the facility and its program participants have benefited greatly from their efforts.
Many of our volunteers return to Sasamat annually and have become friends and loyal supporters of the work we do. This year our volunteers undertook a relatively easy task for them - constructing picnic tables - but in the past they have capably handled larger projects such as new docks for our waterfront, an archery range shelter and wood shelter and broke their backs, if not their spirits, resurfacing all of our pathways.
The volunteers in the Day of Caring program take their own time away from work and, except for the organizer, are not paid for the day by their employer. Some even bring family members along for the day. This spirit of volunteerism is what keeps communities strong and connected to the work of social service agencies like Sasamat Outdoor Centre.
Thanks again to each of our Day of Caring volunteers!