United Way Community Builders invites individuals, nonprofits,
community and faith-based organizations and local businesses to submit
innovative volunteer projects that will engage and generate new volunteers
while creating positive social impacts on the region.
or groups interested in applying can find the application on the United Way
Community Builders' website, www.community-builders.net. The deadline to submit
an application is April 1, with the volunteer projects taking place during
National Volunteer Week, April 21 - 27.
"The Star Projects Competition is a great way to celebrate National Volunteer
Week by asking the community to vote for their favorite initiative," noted
Karin Oliveira, director of United Way Community Builders.
The community can view and
vote for their favorite star project on the United Way Community Builders' website,
beginning May 6. The project with the most
votes will receive the Grand Prize of $1,000, followed by $500 for the runner up and $250 for second
and third place.
is designed to create a platform that gives volunteers, colleagues, friends,
neighbors and family a voice in our community. For more volunteer opportunities
United Way of North Central Massachusetts serves the
communities of Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Barre, Devens, Fitchburg, Gardner,
Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Leominster, Littleton, S. Lancaster, Lunenburg,
Pepperell, Shirley, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster and Winchendon.
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