Berkshire United Way and Northern Berkshire United Way
partner with nonprofits across Berkshire County to celebrate
Volunteer Month Events
Thank you to the volunteers who helped sort through books and are restocking Book Houses throughout Berkshire County. Pittsfield Public Schools staff helped restock Book Houses on April 29. See photo album below
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See our Berkshire Book House locations.
Thank you to all the volunteers who assisted at the South Community Food Pantry at South Congregational Church during National Volunteer Week, April 18-22. See photo album below
April 18-22 – Thank you to the volunteers who signed up to help Greenagers prep their farm and property/garden for the spring
April 22 – Read more about EDM's Day of Service at Greenagers
April 28 – Northern Berkshire United Way and volunteers, including from Unistress, spruced up the Born Learning Trail at Noel Field
April 30 – Thank you to volunteers with the Dulye Leadership Experience for joining Construct, Inc. for a Day of Service – road cleanup and cleanup at some housing units
In the community – Clean Up Crew, a local grassroots organization, cleans up Pittsfield parks. Follow on Instagram @cleanupcrewpittsfield
April 22-29 – Berkshire Athenaeum and Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont collaborated to help recycle computer-related items | LEARN MORE
Thank you to anyone who volunteered for indoor floor hockey, kids night out, or indoor soccer at the Berkshire YMCA in North Adams during National Volunteer Week/school break.
Thank you to the many volunteers – including from Greylock Federal Credit Union (a sponsor), Rotary Club of Pittsfield, MCLA, UNICO, and Unistress – who helped assemble 20,000 meal packets at Morningside Community School on April 23 for The Outreach Program. See photo album below
April 28 – Thank you to the volunteers who signed up to judge the St. Agnes Academy Science Fair, where 7th- and 8th-grade students will show their accomplishments in project development and execution. Judges will determine which projects will represent the Academy at the Massachusetts Region 1 Science & Engineering Fair in May.
April 30 – Thank you to everyone who helped at our Day of Caring event. We filled 1,000 bags with approximately 15,000 pounds of nonperishable food items at L.P. Adams, which were then distributed to local food pantries, senior housing, and other agencies in need. See photo album below
May 14 – Thank you to volunteers from the Laborers' International Union of North America Local 473 for sprucing up the playground, relocating a fence (thank you Berkshire Fence), and painting a few cabins. See photo album below
May 18 – Thank you volunteers from Neenah Papers (and one community volunteer) for painting the large girls cabin and a few smaller ones. See photo album below
These volunteers were a big help in getting the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires' Camp Russell ready for the summer.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) conducted its annual national food drive on Saturday, May 14. NALC's food drive, which was first held in 1983, helps feed millions of Americans. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country's largest one-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need. Read more | Watch video
Letter carriers in Pittsfield and Dalton collected donated food along their routes and brought it to the Pittsfield Post Office, where it was sorted, weighed, and packed for various food pantries.
See photo album below
If you take photos at any volunteer event, make sure to tag us and use #H4GVolunteer
Visit our Volunteer Center for more volunteer opportunities
For assistance with the Volunteer Center, email Brenda Petell, Director of Volunteer Engagement, or call 413-212-1431.
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LIVE UNITED Community Celebration
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | Berkshire Money Management's home office, 161 Main Street, Dalton
Congratulations to award recipients Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts and Shirley Edgerton
Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts
Robert K. Agar Jr. Volunteerism Award
Daniel C. Dillon Helping Hands, Caring Heart Award
#HereForGood Volunteer Month 2021
This inaugural event was a success thanks to all our sponsors; the companies, organizations, and individuals who volunteered their time; our partners who helped organize volunteer events; and everyone who celebrated with us at our Live United Community Celebration.
See more from our 2021 event
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting #HereForGood Volunteer Month
$10,000 PLATINUM SPONSORS
$2,500 GOLD SPONSORS
$1,000 SILVER SPONSORS
$500 BRONZE SPONSORS