Notes of Hope

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Give your time to share kind words, positive messages, and community connections to bring smiles to your neighbors through Notes of Hope!

Get Started
This is a great activity to get in touch with your creative side! You can make as many cards as you like during this volunteer project. We recommend writing about 5 to 10 notes or letters to be able to share Notes of Hope with many northern Nevadans. Your letters can be handwritten, typed, include fun colors, fun paper designs, or whatever comes to mind with the goal being to spread joy! Be as creative as you like, and please keep the following in mind:
  • Use encouraging and positive language
  • Think of this Note as sharing a smile with a stranger in our community

****In order for UWNNS to use the Notes of Hope, volunteers must put time and effort into each note. UWNNS cannot accept notes which reflect little to no effort. UWNNS will not verify volunteer hours for notes which do not meet basic quality standards. UWNNS will also not verify volunteer hours if the number and quality of notes submitted do not match the number of volunteer hours requested****

100 % Virtual Experience - Please EMAIL Notes
For volunteers seeking a 100% virtual opportunity, please share your completed notes electronically through email. Attach your digital files or scans (no photographs) of your handwritten notes and email to 

Option to MAIL Notes
If you would like to mail your physical notes, please address to:

Attn: Ashley Cabrera
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
639 Isbell Rd, Suite #460, Reno, NV, 89509

Option to DROP OFF Notes
If you are able to and choose to deliver the physical copies of your notes, please carefully consider the following. The UWNNS office is following CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe, including the wearing of face coverings and asking anyone who is not feeling well to NOT enter our building. Please have your name and the number of cards you are turning in summarized with your notes to turn in as well. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM and we are located at 639 Isbell Rd, Suite #460, Reno, NV, 89509.

A flyer with these instructions can be accessed in the DOCUMENTS section of this volunteer opportunity. Questions: Please email Ashley Cabrera at

75 Remaining
Requirement Details
Wondering if you should register to volunteer? Based on the CDC guidelines, we are asking you the following questions:
  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
Sustainable Development Goals
25 Positions Filled | 18 Impacts | 47 Hours