Changing the World Together

This weekend more than a million youth all around the globe will be changing the world. They’ll serve in a thousand different ways—cleaning up trash at a local park, reading to a child, listening to a resident of a retirement home—but they’ll be doing it together.

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Global Youth Service Day, an event coordinated by our long-time partner Youth Service America that’s the largest service event in the world. This year it also falls during National Volunteer Week so we have plenty to celebrate this week!

YVC volunteers are busy observing these special events this weekend all over the U.S. and Canada. Here’s what just a few of them are up to:

YVC of Yellowstone County has seven different projects going on throughout the city, including cleaning up a local lake and painting a public mural.

YVC of Nashville is hosting a service project where hundreds of Youth Volunteers will plant a community garden to raise fresh produce for those in need in their community.

YVC of Hampton Roads is hosting a Can Structure contest in their local mall where they take donated canned food items and create structures around a theme to raise awareness for hunger in their community.

YVC of Greater Kansas City is coordinating more than a dozen projects around the metro area, including several projects focused on creating craft kits to donate to a local children’s hospital.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who give their time, whether it’s for a one-time day of service or an everyday occurrence. Together, you’re changing the world.