Area volunteers encouraged to register for worldwide volunteering event

WICHITA, Kan., May 30, 2024 — Twelve projects that will provide meaningful impact in the Wichita area are being coordinated by United Way of the Plains as part of a global volunteering initiative. The 2024 Day of Action will be held in Wichita on Friday, June 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, as a local event that is part of an annual worldwide effort to mobilize community volunteers. Volunteers (age 8 and over) who are interested in advancing their community are encouraged to participate.

Local activities scheduled for the Day of Action involve a wide range of skills ranging from cleaning to construction. Volunteers can register online to assist one of these organizations with their projects:

  • Catholic Charities of Wichita – Adult Day Services and Harbor House
  • Child Start
  • Kansas Aviation Museum
  • Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department
  • United Way of the Plains
  • Wichita Clean Streams
  • Wichita Habitat for Humanity

The local Day of Caring begins with a motivational breakfast at Evergreen Recreation Center that includes instructions for the day. Spaces are limited. Individuals should register online by Monday, June 17. Children ages 8 and up are welcome to participate. Some projects are also available for corporate teams. Please see specific activities for age requirements and other limitations.

United Way of the Plains President and CEO Pete Najera said, “Last year’s global Day of Caring involved tens of thousands of volunteers across hundreds of communities. We’re very pleased to initiate and lead the Wichita component this year. It’s inspiring to be part of a worldwide effort that helps pave a pathway for everyone in our community to fulfill their potential. Working together to be part of the #ForceForGood amplifies the impact of individuals by creating stronger partnerships and relationships. It’s vital to our community’s success that we each contribute to helping our neighbors.”


MEDIA CONTACT: Angie Prather, Vice President of Marketing and Chief Community Engagement Officer, (316) 267-1321, ext. 4105,

United Way of the Plains is a nonprofit and for-impact organization that focuses on healtheducation, financial stability and basic needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Our mission is to improve lives by harnessing the caring power of our community to advance the common good in south central Kansas. Follow us on these social media channels: FacebookX (formerly Twitter)InstagramLinkedIn and TikTok.


Published On: May 30, 2024


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