Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Theme:
Make it a day on... not a day off!
Purpose:
This commemoration is designed to keep Dr. King's legacy of service to others alive in communities across the country. The day of service is scheduled on his nationally-recognized birthday holiday.
Website:
mlkday.org and CBL District Wide Participation: ORCC MLK DAY

February

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Theme:
Random Acts of Kindness
 
Purpose:
RAK Week® is dedicated to celebrating the little things we do for others. Take a week to step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day of the celebratory week.
Website:
www.actsofkindness.org

April

National & Global Youth Service Days

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

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

May

Join Hands Day

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

September

National Day of Service & Remembrance (September 11th)

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

October

Make Your Mark Week

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

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

November

Family Volunteer Day

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