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The Columbus Volunteer Challenge proves that when all sectors of our community come together in service, we have the power to create real, lasting change.  

Make Your Moment

United Way of Central Ohio is proud to host the 2017 Columbus Volunteer Challenge from September 11-16, 2017. 

What began in 1992 as Community Care Day, a small-scale volunteer event engaging 250 volunteers in 23 projects has since grown into the largest annual volunteer event in central Ohio, engaging thousands of people in hundreds of projects.

From planting and sprucing up urban gardens to school makeovers and neighborhood clean-ups, the Columbus Volunteer Challenge offers opportunities for everyone to lend a hand in reducing poverty right here in central Ohio.

So mark your calendars for Monday, September 11 through Saturday, September 16 and we will see YOU at the 2017 Columbus Volunteer Challenge! 

In Just 5 years, the Columbus Volunteer Challenge has:

  • Engaged over 42,000 Volunteers
  • Completed more than 1,200 projects for hundreds of organizations
  • Given more than $88,000 in micro-grants to support project supplies and materials
  • Provided a $2.5 million dollar impact in volunteer time alone