2023 Day of Action Projects

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Colquitt County Arts Center Ballroom

11:30 AM – Volunteers Arrive & Sign In

:: DEADLINE to register in order to get t-shirt ::

(( Friday, Sept. 1 ))


What is Day of Action? 


Day of Action is the Colquitt County community’s premier day of service!  Each year, United Way brings people together to engage in service projects to benefit organizations in our community. United Way works with our partners in local nonprofits to identify service projects in and around Moultrie/Colquitt County. Volunteers from the local community step up to lend their time and talents to complete the projects and learn more about the great work of our local nonprofit partners. 

Sign up to volunteer! Day of Action projects are a great team building experience for coworkers to get together out of the office to engage with each other and the community. Individuals and teams are welcome! Projects will happen between 12:00 pm PM and 4:00 PM! 


Meet at the Arts Center of Moultrie in the Ballroom from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for snacks, drinks and camaraderie while playing games! Enjoy hearing from some of our local teams on their projects and hear what they have accomplished throughout the day! 

Questions? Contact Caroline Horne at caroline@uwccga.org  




:: 2023 Projects & Descriptions ::

  • AMERICAN RED CROSS – Volunteers will work at the Red Cross office located at 105 Sunset Circle in Moultrie. They will be tasked with cleaning the office, cleaning the trailer outside, and preparing comfort kits. We are also in great need of donations of the items that are part of the comfort kits. We can supply a list of toiletries needed that all Day of Action volunteers can bring. The goal is to pack up to 100 comfort kits. Items needed are: bar soap, wash cloth, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, lotions, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and disposable razors.    8/10 volunteer slots available.


  • ARTS CENTER OF MOULTRIE – We have three classrooms on the Education Wing of the Arts Center that need to be painted. We are continuing to work on remodeling so volunteers may be asked to do other things as needed. Skills needed: ability to paint.   6/10 volunteer slots available.


  • BABY PACKER WELCOME HOME KITS – Assemble Baby Packer Welcome Home Kits. Each kit contains 2 books, a onesie with a Packer logo and the words “read to me”, literature on “The Basics”, literature on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library (DPIL), and a tag is attached on the kit with information on how a parent can enroll their child in the DPIL. The goal is to put together 300-500 kits that will be delivered to the same number of children born at CRMC.     FULL/3 – no available slots.


  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUB – The volunteers will be assisting the club members by making tie dye shirts. This experience will involve the volunteers and the youth to decorate and use their creative senses to express their love for the club. This event includes everything that is needed such as, tie dye kits to customize and make their own personal shirt to their liking. There will be stations and different set up areas that will have the needed materials to decorate the shirts. There will be atleast two volunteers at each station to assist with color mixing, organizing and wrapping the shirts with rubber bands to create the desired design of the youth.        9/15 volunteer slots available.


  • COLQUITT COUNTY 4-H – Fill backpacks for new (foster care) students entering Colquitt County Schools. Colquitt County Extension is working along with the Healthy Colquitt Coalition to help support foster care families.   FULL/6 – no available slots.


  • COLQUITT CO. FOOD BANK – Clean Inside – Front Rooms – Vacuuming, Mopping, Dusting, Wiping Shelves, Clean Kitchen including Fridge, Clean front restroom, all windows , clean workroom freezer.  Clean Outside – mow grass, string trim, refresh straw in beds pressure wash exterior and driveway. 3/12 volunteer slots available.


  • CHILDREN’S CHEER & TOY SHOPPrepare for Christmas Distribution for 2023. Volunteers will clean kitchen and bathroom, bag new toys, unbox new toys and organize them onto shelves, clean signs and remove vines and shape bushes outside. Volunteers must be able to work in the heat.  FULL/10 – no volunteer slots available.


  • GREEN OAKS CENTER– Participants at Green Oaks Center learn about topics such as socialization, teamwork, community inclusion, and other life skills. To assist in these areas, we would like to hold two activities for our participants. One group would include two teams and volunteers (captains) to participate in a Horseshoe Tournament. Another activity choice will be held inside and involves a craft project. Participants playing horseshoes will be served snacks (Root Beer and Pretzels). The craft group will be served cookies and punch. We need 2-3 volunteers for our game and 4-6 volunteers for assisting participants with their craft projects and serving refreshments . 6/8 volunteer slots available.


    • HERO HOUSE – We just obtained the property we are on so we will be removing trees and building onto our June Cottage. We will have some clearing of small trees and removing things from the back fence that would help us out.  5/6 volunteer slots available.


    • M/CC HUMANE SOCIETY – We will be sprucing up the front with flowers and performing yard cleanup. Also, walking dogs and caring for the animals at the shelter. 2/10 volunteer slots available


    • YMCA OF THE GEORGIA SUNBELT – PROJECT #1 – RUGGED RUN PREPARATION– The project consists of prepping the course for the Rugged Run. Includes weed eating, raking, chopping down brush and small trees and so much more. Experience operating yard tools would be helpful – weed eater, electric chain saw, mower, etc..) .  18/20 volunteer slots available.


    • YMCA OF THE GEORGIA SUNBELT – PROJECT #2 – DEMOLITION FOR CAMP THRIVE– This project will be inside and consists of tearing out old carpet, taking down existing walls and removing old furniture to begin preparing the space for the Teen Thrive Camp.  18/20 volunteer slots available


    • WINDSTREAM WHEELCHAIR RAMPKinetic by Windstream Team ONLY


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