The History Behind the Change
It all started in 2012 when NCACPA launched CPA Day of Service to provide an opportunity for North Carolina accounting professionals to take a break from their typical office duties and give back to the community through various volunteer efforts.
Fast forward 7 years to when NCACPA celebrated its centennial anniversary and extended CPA Day of Service to span across a 100-day period (August 30, 2019–December 8, 2019). The event was appropriately renamed, 100 Days of Service.
Throughout this period of generosity, accounting professionals and firms from across the state shared their stories with the association. Hearing our members reminisce about their efforts and viewing their captured memories was a gift that encompassed what it means to be part of this incredibly giving profession.
Rather than revert to a single day of volunteering, NCACPA coined Volunteer 365.
Understanding Volunteer 365
NCACPA created Volunteer 365 to encourage members to give back to the community whenever possible—not just on a single day. We encourage firms to participate by motivating staff to take part in volunteer efforts and by helping organize and communicate opportunities.
Members and firms can share their stories with the association and submit photos by completing our Participation Recap form* below.
*Participants will be celebrated on the NCACPA website, may be featured on social media, and in Interim Report
How to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic
There are countless ways people are giving back and supporting their communities during this vulnerable and unprecedented time. We want to recognize the generous spirit being witnessed around the world right here in North Carolina. Share your experience using our Participation Recap Form to encourage others to get involved and lend some much-needed positivity.
Volunteer 365 FAQs
Who can participate?
Anyone! We encourage individuals, firms, businesses/organizations, and schools, etc. to join in.
How can I participate?
Complete the online form and your firm/business will be highlighted on the NCACPA website and may appear on social media and in Interim Report.
Will NCACPA coordinate events to participate in?
No, NCACPA will not be planning events. We encourage everyone to volunteer at a place of their choosing. If you have activities in mind and would like to share them via our internal Volunteer Match platform, please send them to Mia Phillips.
Where can I volunteer?
You can browse the following websites or reach out to your local schools, libraries, food banks, and shelters for volunteer suggestions.
You can also get involved with NCACPA in a number of ways! Simply hold your cursor over the “Get Involved” icon on the top of your page, and select one of the topics that interests you in the drop-down. Additionally, visit Volunteer Match to access internal NCACPA volunteer opportunities and engage with the association and other professionals while gaining leadership experience.
Will I receive a t-shirt for participating?
No, NCACPA will not be providing t-shirts; however, we are happy to provide NCACPA’s logo for you to add to your own t-shirt. To receive a copy of the logo, please email Teka Miller.
Questions: Please contact NCACPA at [email protected] or 919-469-1040.