United Way looking for volunteers for Project 1,000

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Today wraps up National Volunteer week and the United Way Volunteer Center has recognized several volunteers who assist with programs at 87 agencies in a five-county region.

The organization is also recruiting for Project 1,000.  It is an attempt to train and place 1,000 volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors and readers in United Way member agencies.

Jennifer Coates is a volunteer coordinator with United Way.  She visited WBTV News Saturday Morning to talk about the organization's efforts.

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