"Day Of Service" St. Louis
'Day of Service' projects listed here are one-day (done-in-a-day), one-weekend or one-week service projects taking place in the greater St. Louis area.
short-duration service opportunities are perfect for full-time students, busy professionals, employee groups, and parents wanting to bring volunteerism into family life.
'Day of Service' projects are sometimes aligned with nationally celebrated special days of service, like MLK Day of Service, Earth Day or Global Youth Service Day.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (MLK Day of Service)
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a "National Day of Service." Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, The MLK Day of Service calls for all Americans to work together to help solve social problems and strengthen communities.
Random Acts of Kindness Week
Random Acts of Kindness Week is part of the movement to help everyone create a better world by spreading awareness and increasing engagement in kind actions. Upcoming Dates: Feb. 13-19, 2012.
Corporate Philanthropy Day
Observed on the fourth Monday in February, this global advocacy day is intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships and inspire businesses to engage further in philanthropy.
International Women's Day
Observed since the early 1900s, this day marks women's political, economic, and cultural achievements, and expresses the solidarity of women across the globe. Celebrated annually on March 8.
National Volunteer Week
Established by President Richard Nixon with an executive order in 1974, this national week of service brings together people from all walks of life to make a difference.
National Volunteer Week is celebrated annually, usually the third week of April. National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service.
Next Dates: April 15 - 21, 2012
Global Youth Service Day
Celebrates and mobilizes the millions of young people who improve their communities through service. Established in 1988, Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world, and the only day of service dedicated to children and youth.
Next dates: April 20-22, 2012
Earth Day is observed annually on April 22. Earth Day activities join people who are committed to protecting public health and the environment for future generations.
Join Hands Day
Celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May. A nationwide volunteer day to bring young people together with adults to improve relationships by working as a team within their own neighborhoods. Next date: May 5, 2012
National Summer Learning Day
Summer Learning Day is a time for communities to celebrate the importance of high-quality summer learning opportunities in the lives of young people and their families. Host an event in your community to raise awareness about how summer programs send young people back to school ready to learn, support working families, and keep children safe and healthy.
National Day of Service and Remembrance - 9/11
September 11th has now been officially designated as the National Day of Service and Remembrance under the 2009 Serve America Act.
On September 17, 1787, the Constitution of the United States was signed into law. Constitution Day recognizes this important document as the foundation for the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens, both native-born and naturalized.
International Peace Day
Established by a United Nations resolution, International Peace Day is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.
National Neighborhood Day
Celebrated on the third Sunday of September, the mission of National Neighborhood Day is to inspire, build, and sustain neighborhood relationships that provide the foundation for civic action, and the building of stronger, caring, and effective communities.
World Food Day
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations celebrates World Food Day each year on October 16, with the goal that "food for all" should become a human right for present and future generations.
Make A Difference Day
Each year, on the 4th Saturday of October, USA Weekend magazine, in partnership with the Points of Light Foundation, sponsors a day for people to volunteer and make a difference in the their communities.
To recognize local youth for their efforts in the arts, athletics, academics, and community service work. Youth Appreciation projects are intended to raise the self-esteem of children and highlight their positive contributions to society.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, schools, communities, and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness.
National Family Volunteer Day
Designed to demonstrate the power of families volunteering together. Celebrated annually the Saturday before Thanksgiving to "kick off" the holiday season with giving and service.
Next date: November 17, 2012
National Family Week
Embraces the premise that children live better lives when their families are strong, and families are strong when they live in communities that connect them to economic opportunities, social networks, and services. Observed during Thanksgiving week.
National Philanthropy Day
Sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, this day is celebrated around the US by AFP chapters in various ways, often with conferences or awards. Financial giving is the primary focus, but volunteering is almost always included.
International Volunteer Day
The United Nations General Assembly designates December 5 as an annual celebration of voluntary action by people, communities, and governments of the world.
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