CARE For The Cape & Islands Seeks Proposals To Host Spring CARE Day

Filed Under: Non Profit News

CARE for Cape & the Islands is currently seeking proposals for this year’s CARE Day, an annual event in which volunteers from the business community participate in a half day of service to help a local nonprofit with repairs or maintenance to its property.

This event is typically held mid-week during National Tourism Week the first week of May.

CARE Day’s purpose is two-fold: to benefit a local nonprofit tourism attraction through hands-on volunteer service that helps repair or improve its infrastructure while also offering participants an opportunity to learn more about CARE, its impact, and how one might support its efforts.

“CARE Day provides assistance and attention to a deserving local, nonprofit. Participants feel a sense of accomplishment and often remark that they have not visited the site before but will return again,” said CARE for Cape & the Islands Director Jill Talladay.

Applications are open to sites on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.  Previous CARE Days took place at Cape Wildlife Center, Waquoit Bay Reserve, Marconi Maritime Center, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Nobska Light, Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary and Chatham Drama Guild. Volunteers assisted with various activities, including painting, staining, gardening, and trail maintenance throughout the morning. The events conclude with a presentation from the current year grant recipients, a tour of the facility, and lunch.

Find more information on previous events visit:

Requirements to host this event include:

  • The organization and location must be a non-profit in need of repairs.
  • Organization will provide a predetermined project list to the CARE staff – submitted with bid.
  • Organization will help to promote the event through their database via social media and email.
  • Post Event – the Organization will promote the work that was completed to promote CARE for the Cape & Islands and its volunteers.

The deadline to apply is March 1,  2023.  Additional details, the requirements and an application may be found at

Interested parties should send any CARE Day questions to Jill Talladay or contact her by telephone to discuss at 508-760-8187.