Days of Action

United Way's Annual Volunteer Day

Now taking place on THREE days in FOUR local parks!

At this year's Day of Action, we will be installing United Way Born Learning Trails in parks throughout the Mohawk Valley. Born Learning Trails are a series of interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground. Focused on early childhood education, this project aligns perfectly with our Ready for Kindergarten (R4K) mission.

We're so excited to add locations in Sylvan Beach, Dolgeville, Utica, and Rome to our Born Learning Trail list! 

Volunteer with us!

Interested in volunteering? View opportunities on our volunteer platform, Volunteers United

2021 Day of Action Sponsors 

Sponsoring a Born Learning Trail is the perfect way to show the community that your company cares. While our 2021 sponsorship opportunities are sold out, we are accepting sponsors for this project in 2022 as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary!

Born Learning Trail Sponsors:

First Source Federal Credit Union, Dolgeville
MVCC PA - Kemble Park, Utica
Berkshire Bank - Guyer Field, Rome 

Carello's Carousel Arcade, Eddies Restaurant & The Carbone Family - Van Der Linde Park, Sylvan Beach

Project Sponsors: 
Empower FCU
Mohawk Valley Builders Exchange 

Material Sponsors:
CNY Labor Council 
IBEW Local 43
Stone Age Landscaping
Jay-K Lumber
Horender Construction
AJB Property Maintenance

Questions? Interested in Sponsorships? Contact Maggie Williams at (315) 733-4691 x 226 or

"Born Learning" Trail Locations

  • Quinn Park, Utica
  • Kemble Park, Utica (coming June 22, 2021)
  • Guyer Field, Rome (coming June 22, 2021
  • Pinti Field, Rome
  • Dolgeville Playground and Park (coming June 23, 2021)
  • Van Der Linde Park, Sylvan Beach (coming June 12, 2021)