For spring break, teens invited to have fun volunteering during United Way’s Youth Days of Caring

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 17, 2020 — Spring break is right around the corner. Make plans now for your teen to have fun volunteering through Youth Days of Caring, Mar. 16-20. We have hundreds of volunteer positions available at projects all over the area, including assembling food boxes, working with animals, cleaning, crafting with kids, helping build a house, helping paint a mural, and much more. It’s all part of United Way’s 27th annual Youth Days of Caring for middle school and high school students.

“Much has been written that the popularity of technology like Instagram and Twitter is stunting the ability of today’s youth to develop face-to-face social skills. Youth Days of Caring is a great way to counteract that trend,” said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way of the Plains president and CEO. “Your child will help people, meet students in their age group and just plain have some fun too.”

Register online at Those without computer access can call 2-1-1 (United Way’s 24-hour information phone line). Students register for volunteer projects on a first-come-first-served basis; minimum age 12, depending on the project. Sign-up ends March 10.


MEDIA CONTACT: Delane Butler, Vice President of Marketing, (316) 267‑1321, ext. 4105,


Published On: February 17, 2020


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