GenNext is excited to announce our 8th Annual Day of Caring on Saturday, June 15, 2019!

Day of Caring is a one-day event that brings together dedicated individuals and local not-for-profit organizations for a fun day of volunteering to benefit our community! We encourage our volunteers to leave their wallets at home and instead donate their time and skills to help complete projects for local not-for-profit organizations who need our help. Past projects have included jobs such as cleaning up neighbourhoods, gardening, painting (inside and out), cleaning up offices, moving equipment or furniture, volunteering at special events/client service projects, helping to prepare meals, and more.

LOOKING TO VOLUNTEER? With several different projects, we have a great need for volunteers with different types of skills. Join as an individual, or as a team with family, friends or co-workers. Participating as a business provides you with a unique team-building and community engagement opportunity for your employees. Past volunteers have enjoyed getting their hands dirty and being able to see the results of their efforts right away. Day of Caring is a great way to connect with new people, as well as getting to know your existing team members even better! Many volunteers feel a sense of pride and accomplishment when they are able to make such a difference and impact for local organizations that need help.

Volunteers are matched to projects based on skills, group size, and general interest. The week leading up the event, you will receive more information about your team members, which project site you will be at, and what to expect on the day of the event.


Let us fill you in on what you can expect during the big day.

  1. (8:30am) Registration & Welcome
  2. (9am-10am) Orientation Breakfast – Enjoy a hot breakfast, meet your team & grab your T-shirts and team registration package
  3. (10am) Go Time! Meet at the project site & begin projects
  4. Beverage Break – We’ve got you covered! As an added pick me up, we’ll be providing coffee, donated by Robins Donuts!
  5. (12pm- 1pm) Lunch – Take a break from your hard work and enjoy some delicious pizza, donated by Pizza Hut.
  6. (1pm- 3pm) Project completion – Take a step back and admire your completed projects.

“Sometimes just painting a fence or planting some flowers can make the biggest difference. Lending a hand is the attitude that I grew up with, because you never know when you’re going to need a helping hand too.”
– Past Day of Caring Volunteer


Volunteer Registration Deadline has ended.
If you are still interested in signing up, please call:
Erika at 626-1759 or email

A HUGE thank you to our amazing community sponsors who help make this event possible:
Presenting Sponsor: Thunder Bay & District Labour Council and Resolute Forest Products
Volunteer Sponsor: LU Alumni
Site Sponsors: Superior Coatings, Digital Engineering, Wes Case of Royal LePage Lannon Realty, Auto Home Paints, Lakehead University Student Union, Beebe Mechanical Systems Limited, Gillons’ Insurance, Unleashed Fighting Fitness, The Bar, TD Commercial Banking, Hydro One
Supporters: 99.9 The Bay & Country 105.3, Redwood Park Church, Pizza Hut, Studio 1 Photography, UCB Canada – Thunder Bay 95.1FM, Copperfin Credit Union, Sportop Marketing Inc., Robin’s Donuts, Equipment World Rentals – Everything from A to Z & More
Swag Bag Contributors: The Pasta Shoppe, Mario’s Bowl, TD Commercial Banking, Allstate Insurance, Tupperware, Norwex, Dusty’s Car Care