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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH

Volunteer Nominee

VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: October, 2019

Zach Sanford, HYPED!

All over the area!

Zach Sanford LIVES UNITED by “promoting health and wellness through skateboarding!” United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to recognize Zach as Community Volunteer of the Month for October.

Zach grew up in the area and has recently moved back to the Miami Valley after some time in New York City.

There he worked to improve outcomes for young people in NYC using skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing as gateways to mentoring.

Here in Dayton he works as an Adjunct Professor at UD in Health & Sports Science, but he has also started an organization to promote a healthy lifestyle using skateboarding. Hyped, or “Helping Young People Escape Drugs,” offers skate lessons through Daybreak and the Dakota Center and also encourages an online dialogue among local skaters about the problems caused by opioids in the Dayton area.

“There are so many ways to help others by volunteering in Dayton. I really enjoyed radio reading for GESMV which I’d recommend for anyone looking for a weekly volunteer opportunity that is a little more low-impact than skateboarding! And given all that has happened in Dayton since we moved back in March, I was motivated to come and join United Way’s 9/11 gathering at Courthouse Square recognizing first responders in our area and helping families who have experienced fires by packing kits for them.”

United Way’s Volunteer Connection is proud to salute Zach Sanford as Community Volunteer of the Month for October, 2019.

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YEARLY VOLUNTEER DAYS OF SERVICE

United Way of Greater Dayton organizes a number of events every year to help motivate volunteerism and

mobilize hundreds of people to help their community.

United Way's Day of Action

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United Way's Day of Action

United Days of Action is an annual day of volunteerism mobilizing hundreds of local volunteers to complete community service projects throughout Montgomery, Greene, and Preble Counties.

Join Hands Miami Valley

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Join Hands Miami Valley

This event serves as the Miami Valley’s celebration of Make a Difference Day, a national day of engaging members of the community in volunteer and service efforts.

MartinLuther King Jr. Day

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MartinLuther King Jr. Day

The event’s goal is to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community”.

Global Youth Service Day

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Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is an annual campaign that celebrate and mobilizes the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service learning.

9/11 National Day of Service

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9/11 National Day of Service

The day’s goal is to encourage all Americans and others to voluntarily support charitable cause, perform good deeds and engage in other service activities in observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.