Day of Caring

Thank you for your interest in our Day of Caring event. Registration is now closed. We truly appreciate the overwhelming response from our community.

If you missed the opportunity to register, there are year-round volunteer opportunities available. Visit our volunteer center site at Your support means the world to us!

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart.
– Elizabeth Andrew

Join us for an impactful day of community service! Each year, Oshkosh Area United Way hosts Day of Caring, one of the largest organized volunteer events in the area. Day of Caring is our opportunity to rally hundreds of volunteers for a transformative experience. Taking part in Day of Caring is a great way for anyone of any age to lend a helping hand to amazing organizations that are strengthening the communities where we live and work.
Join us on Wednesday, May 8, and be part of something bigger. We invite area residents, students, families, and employees to spend a half-day volunteering at our Day of Caring event. Register by Friday, April 19, to secure your spot! The week of April 22, we will email all volunteers details about their assigned projects!
A few examples of Day of Caring volunteer projects from past years include:
  • Basic gardening, landscaping, yard or grounds cleanup
  • Cleaning and organizing
  • Paint prep and painting
  • Assisting seniors with various tasks like moving furniture to vacuum, cleaning ceiling fans and light fixtures, etc.
  • Assembling 5K participant packets
  • Various skilled-based tasks (assisting with proofreading, social media strategy, reviewing HR handbooks, etc.)

Start your day right with a complimentary breakfast buffet at Oshkosh Convention Center at 8 a.m. and inspiring speakers before you head out to your assigned project sites from 9 a.m. to noon. The Verve Energy Station, sponsored by Verve, a Credit Union, will provide water and snacks throughout the morning. 

All volunteers will receive a free United Way T-shirt. 

Can’t make this year’s Day of Caring but still want to give back to our community? Awesome! Here is how you can help.

We invite you to host a basic needs collection drive to help stock the OAUW LIVE UNITED Community Vault.

41% of Oshkosh area residents cannot afford basic needs and your donation of the following items is greatly appreciated. 

  • Baby wipes & Sunscreen
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Facial Tissue
  • Paper Plates/Utensils

You can drop off these much-needed items at the Oshkosh Convention Center between 8 and 8:30 a.m. OR schedule an alternative date and time to drop off your donations at the OAUW office by calling (920) 235-8560 or email

Download the 2024 Day of Caring Basic Needs Collection Drive poster 2024 Day of Caring Basic Needs Collection Drive poster to display at your workplace or share with friends, family, and neighbors. 

Are you an organization or agency looking to submit projects for Day of Caring? Awesome! Email for more information.

Do you have questions about Day of Caring or interested in Sponsorship opportunities? Fantastic! Call (920) 651-3051 or email

Oshkosh Convention Center
1 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
8 a.m.-8:45 a.m | Registration / Complimentary Breakfast
8:50 a.m. | Group Photo
9 a.m.-Noon | Volunteering at Assigned Sites
Oshkosh Area United Way