SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It was a Day of Caring across parts of western Massachusetts Friday as United Way of Pioneer Valley hosted their annual community service event.

Volunteers were out doing community service for a number of local agencies, such as:

  • YMCA at Wilbraham
  • United Way of Pioneer Valley
  • Stanley Park
  • Square One
  • Gray House
  • Zoo at Forest Park
  • Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee
  • Girls Inc
  • Chicopee Cupboard

United Way connecting these volunteers to different non-profits that need help with things landscaping, cleaning, and painting.

“We try to move around to a different charity every year. Y’know this year its Square One, last year it was the Boys & Girls Club in Springfield (white flash) Gardening the Community in Springfield a number of years ago, helping them get their gardens ready,” said Scott Grodsky, Board Member of United Way of Pioneer Valley.

The Day of Caring took place all day Friday. Any individuals or corporate teams looking to volunteer throughout the year can sign up on United Way’s volunteer portal.