Day of Action

United Way's Annual Volunteer Day

United Way MV and our volunteers install 'Born Learning Trails' in local parks throughout the Mohawk Valley each year.

Born Learning Trails are interactive signs that offer fun, active learning activities for young children and their families. It helps parents, caregivers, and communities create quality engagement opportunities during a stroll or visit a local playground. The trails are the perfect way to help further our mission and focus on early childhood education!


"Born Learning" Trail Locations

  • Quinn Park, Utica
  • Kemble Park, Utica
  • O'Connor Park, Utica (June 2023)
  • Roscoe Conkling Playground, Utica
  • Guyer Field, Rome
  • Pinti Field, Rome
  • Gryziec, Rome (June 2023)
  • Steven’s Field, Rome
  • Van Der Linde Park, Sylvan Beach
  • Marcy Town Park, Marcy
  • Dolgeville Playground and Park
  • South 5th Ave Park, Ilion
  • North Street Playground, Old Forge

Check out last year's photo gallery here.

Questions? Interested in Sponsorships? Contact Kristyn Bucciero Beckwith at

2023 Sponsors, Berkshire Bank, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, Lupini Construction, Sovena, Stoneage Landscaping, McQuade and Bannigan, Poland Sand and Gravel, Jay-K Lumber



Volunteer with us!

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