National Days of Service

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Learn more about other National Days of Service and be involved year round!


February 

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Celebrate the little things we do for others.  This celebration falls in mid February.


March

Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning

This day honors the life, work, and teaching of Cesar Chavez.  This day is celebrated on his birthday March 31.


April

Good Deeds Day

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and hundreds of thousands of volunteers from around the world on a day of service. 
 

Global Youth Services Day

This day celebrates and helps to mobilize the millions of children and youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service and service-learning.


May

Join Hands Day

This day specifically targets and develops relationships between young people and adults through neighborhood volunteering.  Join Hands Day occurs during the first week of May.


July

Mandela Day

“Take Action; Inspire Change; Make Every Day a Mandela Day.”  This day is a time to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.


September

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance - September 11th

A day of charitable service and doing good deeds. Created to provide a positive way to forever remember and pay tribute to the 9/11 victims, honor those that rose in service in response to the attacks, and to remind people of the importance of working more closely together in peace to improve our world.

Day to Serve

Maryland Governor partners with Virginia, West Virgina, DC to promote service projects between September and October. 


October

Be the Change

 "Be the Change you wish to see in the world".  Each year, South Asian Americans Leading Together coordinates this annual national day of service to inspire and foster civic engagement and community building through volunteerism and community service.  Happens in the first week of October.


November

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. During this week, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.