Upcoming Volunteer Events
We have conducted, sponsored, or facilitated thousands of community service projects throughout the U.S. and worldwide over the past decade. Our goal has been to accomplish large-scale environmental restoration projects that would otherwise be impossible to complete given the limited budget and staff of governmental agencies in charge of public lands. We have used a grassroots approach to organize and facilitate events that bring community members together in the spirit of restoring our environment for the benefit of wildlife and for the health and enjoyment of future generations.
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Large-Scale National Volunteer Days/Weeks
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
(Third Monday in January)
In 1994 Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the King Holiday as a national day of volunteer service. Instead of a day off from work or school, Congress asked Americans of all backgrounds and ages to celebrate Dr. King's legacy by turning community concerns into citizen action.
Random Acts of Kindness Week
(Second Week in February)
Random Acts of Kindness Week is dedicated to celebrating the little things we do for others.
Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning
(Every March 31st)
In 1993, Cesar's family and friends established the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation to educate people about the life and work of this great American civil rights leader, and to inspire individuals and communities to carry on his values and timeless vision for a better world.
National Volunteer Week in the USA
(Third Week in April)
National Volunteer Week, always held in the third week of April unless the spring religious holidays coincide, has been celebrated annually since the 1970s.
(Every April 22nd)
Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network (EDN) promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.
Join Hands Day
(First Saturday in May)
A nationwide volunteer day to bring young people together with adults to create new and better relationships by working as a team within their own neighborhoods.
National Trails Day
(First Saturday in June)
National Trails Day (NTD) inspires the public to flock to their favorite trails to discover, learn about and celebrate trails while participating in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail work projects.
One Day's Pay
(Every September 11th)
Founded in 2003, the campaign has already engaged more than three million Americans in acts of community service.
National Public Lands Day
(Last Saturday in September)
National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy.
Make A Difference Day
(Third Saturday in October)
Celebrating extraordinary deeds performed by ordinary people on America's largest day of doing good.
National Family Volunteer Day
(Saturday before Thanksgiving)
Help the community by volunteering as a family for a special cause.
International Volunteer Day
(Every December 5th)
In 1985 the General Assembly of the United Nations designated December 5th for an annual celebration by communities, peoples, and governments of all that is achieved by voluntary effort -- by volunteers -- around the world. International Volunteer Day is already marked in more than half the countries of the globe.