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Day of Action 2015

Day of Action is one of the largest volunteer events in York County.  Throughout the day, hundreds of volunteers will participate in over 75 projects at local organizations.  Whether you are a student, parent, senior or workplace employee, Day of Action is a great way to join together with the community, get your hands dirty and show York County your big heart!

The 2015 Day of Action will be held on Friday, June 19th. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in a wide array of projects, all of which are located in York County. Following the projects, there will be a Volunteer Picnic from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at John Rudy Park featuring free food and giveaways. All volunteers are invited to attend!

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to gather with the community and improve people’s lives!

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beautify our angel

June 19 at 8am-12pm
By: the compassionate friends york chapter
cleaning up our angel garden and rearranging our supply cabinet
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York City Mosquito Awareness Project

June 19 at 8:30am-11:30am
By: Penn State Extension - York Co. West Nile Virus Program

Volunteers will participate in an educational training session about reducing mosquito concerns and disease issues.  Volunteers will then be assigned areas of York City to distribute mosquito prevention door hang tags.

Training session will be held in Council Chambers meeting room at York City Administration Building.  Program and instructions will start promptly at 8:30 am.   

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BOP Playful Sidewalk Project

June 19 at 8am-4pm
By: Bring On Play (BOP)

A minimum of 20 Playful Sidewalk art projects will be added throughout the City of York. Volunteers will support the student artists by helping to paint the artwork onto the sidewalks. This event will have several different location sites throughout the city, therefore an exact location cannot be given. However upon registering for this project you will receive an email with further project details. 

More information can be found at http://www.eatplaybreatheyork.org/Pages/Playful-Sidewalks.aspx 

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Fabric Fair

June 19 at 8:30 am-12pm
By: The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Fabric Fair


They will have fabric, yarns, crafts, baskets, all kinds of sewing notions, sewing machines, quilt supplies, needle work, beads and books for sale.
The volunteers will help customer and may have to restock items.

All profits go to support the programs of The Salvation Army

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Goods for Emergency Food Pantry

June 19
By: Safe Home YWCA Hanover

Volunteers will collect non-perishible foods, paper goods and cleaning supplies for our emergency food pantry. We would prefer small cans of food (i.e. tuna fish) and light items such as box dinners, cereals, macaroni & cheese.

We will coordinate the pick up of the collected donation after June 19th.

 

 

 

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Day of Action ,Tagging of incoming clothing

June 19 at 9:00am - 3pm
By: Dress For Success South Central PA - York
Volunteers will be RFID tagging donated clothing.
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Staining Exterior of Camp Cann-Edi-On Buildings - afternoon shift

June 19 at 1pm - 4:30pm
By: YWCA York
Volunteers will enjoy a day in the serene outdoors while they apply a new coat of stain to the exterior of Camp Cann-Edi-On buildings.
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Hiking Trail Clean Up and Maintenance - afternoon shift

June 19 at 1pm - 4:30pm
By: YWCA York
Enjoy a day hiking alongside the beautiful Conewago Creek as you clean up sticks from grassy meadow area, remove dead fallen branches from hiking trails, clear brush from near low ropes course, pick up trash, and paint blazes in trees so trails are well marked.
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Planting Fun at Cloverfield Apts.

June 19 at 8:30 to 11:00
By: York Area Development Corporation
Cloverfield-Kingston House Apartments, at 1500 Rodney Road York, is home to 24 elderly and disabled resident apartments.  The facility has lots of land that could use some colorful low maintenance plants on its grounds.   This project would involve planting various perennials, shrubs, and trees around the outside sitting area, building entrance and parking lot.  Materials to be planted and tools will be supplied; however, if volunteers have anything specific they would like to plant or use to plant it would be appreciated.
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Keeping Heathy at Kingston House

June 19 at 8:30 to 11:00
By: York Area Development Corporation
Elderly and disabled residents of this 78 unit apartment building, located at 1243 West King Street in West York Borough, use the handrails in the halls to help them negotiate to and from their homes.  Please help us clean these handrails to kill germs and prevent any spread of illness among our elderly and disabled residents.
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Nixon Park habitat improvement

June 19 at 9 am to noon
By: York County Parks & Recreation
Help Nixon Park employees remove invasive plants, repair tree shelters and trim trails.
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fence staining

June 19 at 9 am to noon
By: York County Parks & Recreation
Paint wood preservative on existing fence along the Heritage Rail Trail County Park.  Fence is located along the trail north of the Rt 30 parking lot.
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Neat and Tidy!

June 19 at 9am-11am
By: YMCA of York and York County
If you like to clean we have a project for you!  Our gym walls need a friendly pick-me-up.  We have chairs that need a good scrub.
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Exterior Ball Field, Curb Painting and Interior Wall Cleaning

June 19 at 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
By: YMCA of York and York County

This project will included cleaning the interior walls around the Southern Branch YMCA. The exterior portion of this project will be preparing the ball field for summer activities for our Summer Camp programs. The curb painting will occur around the parking lot of the Southern Branch YMCA.

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YMCA Men's Residence Cleaning and Organizing Main Entrance

June 19 at 9am-11am
By: YMCA of York and York County

This project will include cleaning our main Customer Service greeting area and guest reception room. There are books that need organized, as well as furniture. If you have a knack for organization this project is for you!

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Painting Feature Walls

June 19 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
By: Pressley Ridge

Painting one feature wall in two different offices. A total of four volunteers needed for this project - 2 for each office.

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Beautifying the Courtyard

June 19 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
By: Pressley Ridge
Winter clean up of our courtyard - weeding, mulching and planting of flowers.
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Thank you!

June 19 at 8:30am-12:00pm
By: American Red Cross York Chapter
Volunteers are needed to write and address Thank You cards to recent blood donors.
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Help Beautify Broad Park Manor, a Public Housing site in the City of York

June 19 at 8:30-11:30 AM
By: York Housing Authority
The York Housing Authority is looking to beautify an area of the campus of Broad Park Manor.  Volunteers will prepare the area and plant a mature tree, some bushes, and flowers.
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Help Beautify Wellington Homes, a Public Housing site in York City

June 19 at 8:30-11:30 AM
By: York Housing Authority
The York Housing Authority is looking to beautify an area at Wellington Homes, a Public Housing development in York City.  Volunteers will prepare area and plant a mature tree, some bushes and flowers.
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