This calendar week, April 19-25, 2010 is officially known as National Volunteer week celebrating “People in Action“. This year’s theme captures the meaning behind this signature week by honoring the individuals who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities.
Established by President Richard Nixon with an executive order in 1974, it brings together people from all walks of life to make a difference.This year’s Volunteer Week in particularly special, however. It commemorates the one-year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the largest expansion of volunteer service since the 1930s.
There are thousands of opportunities for you to help out around your community and participate, check out some of these local organizations:
- United Way of Bulloch County, Inc
- Statesboro Regional Sexual Assault Center, Inc
- Statesboro Boys and Girl’s Club
- Statesboro Nursing Home
- St. Joseph’s Home for Boys
“Whether through the workplace or a house of worship, in our own neighborhoods or in another state or country, service binds us together as Americans in a way nothing else can. It defines us as a people, and it is essential to achieving our national priorities”- President Barack Obama