Join us for #HereForGood Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month!

Berkshire United Way and Northern Berkshire United Way are partnering with nonprofits across Berkshire County to bring you:

 

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Here For Good Volunteer Month logo

How can you participate?

VOLUNTEER IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Visit the Volunteer Center throughout April for updates and additions to volunteer needs.
Also check back here for updates and additions to signature events.

 
Questions about Volunteer Month? Email Brenda Petell, Director of Volunteer Engagement.

Signature Events

Through April 19

Help restock Book Houses. Sign up here.

Through April 24

Repair and paint Book Houses. Sign up here.

April (anytime)

Help repair a Book House in Great Barrington. Sign up here.

Throughout April

Join Clean Up Crew 413 (a local grassroots organization) in cleaning up Pittsfield parks. See their April schedule on Instagram @cleanupcrew413.

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Virginia "Ginger" Smith
Virginia "Ginger" Smith

April 24

BNRC will lead a trail clean up at Alford Springs in honor of Virginia "Ginger" Smith. Sign up here.

April 25

Join Construct Inc. in spring cleanup along roads in South County. Sign up here.

Coming soon

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center camp cleanup for Girls Inc. Details and sign up to follow here.

 

Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC), with help from volunteers, will clean up the trail at Conte Community School to prepare for the installation of a StoryWalk™.

 

Thank you to UNICO of Pittsfield for cleaning up Conte Community School and to all the volunteers who spruced up Downtown Adams on April 10.

April 16

Help set up tables at St. Mary's School in Lee to prepare for food packing on April 17. Sign up here.

April 17

  • Set up pallets of food in preparation for food assembly. Sign up here.
  • Sign in volunteers. Sign up here.
  • Help assemble 40,000+ servings of nonperishable food items for food pantries and seniors at St. Mary's School in Lee (safety guidelines will be followed). Sign up here.

Volunteers will deliver the pantry packs to food pantries in north and south county on April 19.

April 21

Live StoryWalk­™ and activities with Barrington Stage Company. Starts at the Boys & Girls Club, 16 Mellville Street, Pittsfield. Time TBA.

Coming soon

Live StoryWalks™ in Adams and North Adams.

ENTER OUR PHOTO CONTEST

Sponsored by Berkshire Money Management

1. Volunteer anywhere

Anywhere in Berkshire County, whether you have signed up for one of our events or are volunteering on your own.

2. Take a photo

Take a moment to snap a photo of you or the group you are with during your volunteer activity.

3. Tag #HereForGood

Share your photo on our social media pages using the hashtag #HereForGood and tag any organization associated with the activity.

4. Receive a gift

We will reach out to you after you have tagged your photo to collect additional information so that you can receive a free gift.

5. Prizes for best photos

We will be awarding prizes throughout the month for best volunteer photos, so make sure to share your photos and tag us!

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Filling a Book House

 

LIVE UNITED COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

Save the Date!

Thursday, April 29

Just us at our free virtual Live United Community Celebration (LUCC).

Sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

More details will be posted here soon. Sign up to stay informed on this event.

Stay informed

Thank you to our sponsors!

PLATINUM

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Greylock Federal Credit Union and Berkshire Money Management logos

DIAMOND

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Berkshire Bank and Berkshire Bounty logos

GOLD

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CompuWorks, Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, Onyx logos

SILVER

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volunteer month silver sponsors

BRONZE

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volunteer month bronze sponsor logos

In-Kind

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volunteer month in-kind sponsors