Day of Caring

Friday, June 14th, 2024 from 9:00am to 12:00pm


The United Way of Smith County proudly presents the 30th Anniversary of Day of Caring! Volunteer for your favorite organization or select the project that is the most fun for you! Invite your coworkers, friends, and family to spend the morning helping our community then come and party with us for lunch and door prizes!

Meet at Green Acres Crosswalk at 8 am for breakfast, opening remarks, and to convene with your group and project manager. Head to your project at 8:45 am to make an impact on our community from 9am to noon. At noon return to Green Acres for lunch, door prizes, and celebration! 

Projects can be submitted by nonprofits until May 10!

Sign up by May 20 to guarantee a T-shirt. All project sign-ups will close on May 27.

86 Remaining
Opens Apr 4, 2024 12:01am
Registration Closes
May 27, 2024 11:59pm or when space runs out.
Age Limit
16 and up
No additional requirements, Other
Requirement Details

All volunteers will meet at Green Acres CrossWalk Conference Center for breakfast before heading to their project site. Please look at each "shift" for projects around the community. Wear your Day of Caring t-shirt and follow any clothing recommendations for your project! Some projects may have age requirements.

Volunteers get to help serve a need in their community, team build, Chick-fil-A breakfast, Day of Caring Water bottle, t-shirt, Green Acres lunch, and entry for door-prizes!
Parking Details
Meet your team at Green Acres! You can carpool to your project site from there if you wish.
Sustainable Development Goals

Shifts (17)

1 - 11 of 11 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
Campus Beautification9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
3659 FM 724
Tyler, TX 75704
Green Acres Crosswalk

Children's Village of Texas & Family Service would love your help with refreshing and weeding flower beds and other gardening projects. If you have your favorite gardening gloves or hand tools, please bring them with you. Dress comfortably and ready for the summer heat!

Flowers, Power washing and Playground Fences, oh my!9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
2901 W Gentry Parkway
Tyler, TX 75702
Meet at Green Acres Crosswalk before going to project
Tyler Day Nursery has shared fence with the zoo covered in vines, help our children be able to see the zoo property. Adding flowers to the beds around the nursery for curb appeal. Power washing sidewalks and other areas. At least 5 volunteers are needed for this project with a...19/20Register
Girl Scouts9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
9126 US-271
Tyler, TX 75703
Meet at Green Acres Crosswalk before going to project
Join Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas’ very own East Texas Regional Center in a day dedicated to reimagining spaces to create comfortable and welcoming spaces for our Girl Scouts. For this project we will be painting fences and working in our garden! Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and may wish...0/10Register
My Good Will...9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
1817 West Southwest Loop 323
Tyler, Texas 75701
Meet at Green Acres at 8 am before going to project site!
Volunteers will get an exclusive opportunity to help with the production of our South Tyler retail store.  Please wear closed toe shoes, no heels, clothing that is comfortable and can get dirty. You may be working indirectly with clients. A minimum of 3 are needed for this project. You will...4/10Register
Netflix, chill, and do laundry!9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
2305 Idlewood Dr
Tyler, TX 75701
First meet at Green Acres Crosswalk before going to project site!
Help the Better Me agency, needs to renovate our laundry room and turn it into not just a laundry room, but also another getaway space for the boys to have. We need new flooring and new paint. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes and those with carpentry or plumbing experience...0/10Register
PATH to a Home9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Tyler, TX 75703
Meet at Green Acres Crosswalk your project will take you to a PATH house in Tyler

PATH- People Attempting to Help needs you! Participate in projects that will make homes ready for clients to move in for the Transitional housing program such as painting. Wear your closed toe shoes and clothes you can get dirty! Visit for more information on this organization.

Ramp Building9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Tyler, TX
First meet at Green Acres Crosswalk for breakfast before going to project site
Texas Ramp Project builds ramps for individuals who would otherwise be homebound. Joining them you can be a part of the team. We will build a ramp for the home of a handicapped person.  In the event of inclement weather and the ramp cannot be built on the scheduled day,...0/12Register
Rearrangement of Special Collections and blind installation9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
125 S College Ave
Tyler, TX 75702
Meet at Green Acres Crosswalk before project site
Smith County Historical Society invites you to join in moving and arranging our original photo collection to the upstairs archives, making signage to identify shelves, moving backstock of yearbooks to archives news area and organizing those along with directories.  Making space from ceiling down in the newspaper area for firecode...9/10Register
Spring Yard for Families and Facelift for the Jungle Door9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
2808 South Main Suite I
Tyler, Lindale 75771
Meet at Green Acres Crosswalk before proceeding to project site

Join Sparrow in Flower beds put in 9-12 , Sanding and painting front door, painting hallway. A minimum of 7 volunteers is needed for this project. Those with some carpentry or building experience are preferred. To learn more about Sparrow visit,
Spruce Up Squad9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
Meet at Green Acres, your project coordinator will provide directions to client homes.
Help Meals on Wheels clients with their basic lawn care and cleanup for two clients at Top Hill Dr and Mesquite Dr. This will be a fun opportunity to explore a new neighborhood in Tyler and to help someone in need feel good about their home! We will need at...0/6Register
The Little Steps Lane9:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
1350 East Richards Street
Tyler, Texas 75702
Please meet at Green Acres before proceeding to the project site.
Bethesda Pediatrics wants your help to create a pathway between the medical and dental buildings. At least 3 volunteers are needed and should wear jeans and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Experience with yardwork or landscaping is preferred. While supplies will be provided, you may want to bring knee...0/6Register