It's National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week is officially April 10th-16th, 2011.
Did you know that National Volunteer Week has existed since President Richard Nixon established it in 1974? In this year's Presidential Proclamation, President Obama said:
America's story has been marked by the service of volunteers. Generations of selfless individuals from all walks of life have served each other and our Nation, each person dedicated to making tomorrow better than today. They exemplify the quintessential American idea that we can change things, make things better, and solve problems when we work together.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our schools and shelters, hospitals and hotlines, and faith-based and community groups. From mentoring at-risk youth and caring for older Americans to supporting our veterans and military families and rebuilding after disasters, these everyday heroes make a real and lasting impact on the lives of millions of women and men across the globe.
This is a great chance to get involved in an organization in your community and make service a part of your daily life.
Click here to read a post from USA Today for more on National Volunteer Week.
Together we really can change the world!
Share the story of how you are putting God’s Word into action or share the story of what someone you know is doing. Read other people’s stories to help inspire you to take similar actions.
Find examples of what you can do to take action, share your own ideas, and get the resources you need to get out there and change the world one person at a time.