Day of Caring


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This year, as we continue to face the challenges brought about by COVID, our usual Spring “Day of Caring” event will focus on Read United.  

Because of the pandemic, third-grade reading proficiency has hit historic lows in the Quad Cities. Our parents, teachers and schools are doing their best to help our students overcome these unprecedented education challenges. But, they need your help.

Become a volunteer reader and commit 30 minutes a week to help a local child read by signing up now. This is your opportunity to read 1:1 with a Quad Cities student for 30-minutes, once a week from mid-February to May 30, 2022. Volunteers choose their location, day and time to read with the same student throughout the volunteer time. Click here to view the opportunities and sign up at the United Way QC volunteer Hub. Once you have completed your registration, a United Way staff member will contact you with next steps.

Your time and generosity will help get kids on track in school and in life.

Questions? Contact Amy Daniels at or 563.344.0334.

To be notified of upcoming Day of Caring opportunities, please join our invite list.


Interested volunteers can find volunteer opportunities all year-round on our Volunteer Hub.

United Way works to connect nonprofits with dedicated volunteers all year-round. To learn more, please visit the Volunteer Hub to post your volunteer opportunities or read about our Resources for Nonprofits.

Looking for year-round opportunities to engage your employees or coworkers in service to our community?

Contact Marci Zogg to put together your custom employee engagement plan and help build put opportunity in the hands of all Quad Citizens.