National Days of Service Calendar

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2012-2013

National Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11, 2012)

Theme:
To honor the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on America through a voluntarily observed national day of service, charity and compassion
Purpose:
To encourage people everywhere to set aside time every September 11 to help others in need - in any fashion they deem appropriate - in honor of those who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks against America.
Website:
www.911dayofservice.org and www.mygooddeed.org

Make Your Mark Week (October 15-21, 2012)

Theme:
Celebrate Kids Making a Difference in Their Community
Purpose:
Kids Care Week is dedicated to recognizing the power of kids to reach out and help others in their local community. During the week, young people focus their compassion on a specific social issue through a service project.
Website:
kidscare.org/about/kidsCareWeek

Make A Difference Day (October 27, 2012)

Theme:
A national day to help others!
Purpose:
To inspire and reward volunteers. Everyone who helps others on this day and submits an entry form is eligible for a national or local award and for a cash donation to a charitable cause. Every award recipient will appear in USA WEEKEND Magazine and on makeadifferenceday.com.
Website:
makeadifferenceday.com

Family Volunteer Day (November 17, 2012)

Theme:
Be an Incredible Family - Volunteer
Purpose:
To call families across America to work together in volunteer service to strengthen their families, communities, local businesses, and non-profit organizations
Website:
pointsoflight.org/events/family-volunteer-day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 21, 2013)

Theme:
Make it a day on... not a day off!
Purpose:
To help keep Dr. King's legacy of service to others alive in communities across the country
Website:
mlkday.org

National & Global Youth Service Days (April 26-28, 2013)

Theme:
The Power of Youth Serving Youth
Purpose:
To empower young people, highlighting their ongoing contributions to their communities and mobilizing their energy, commitment, and idealism through sustainable service
Website:
gysd.org

National Volunteer Week (April 21-27, 2013)

Theme:
Inspire by Example
Purpose:
To recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers at the local, state and national levels
Website:
handsonnetwork.org/nationalprograms/signatureevents/nvw

Join Hands Day (May 4, 2013)

Theme:
Youths and Adults Volunteering Together
Purpose:
A day of volunteering that brings youths and adults together to improve their own communities.
Website:
joinhandsday.org