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National Volunteer Month is almost here. Why not celebrate by encouraging young people to participate in Global Youth Service Day, the only service event dedicated to children and youth?
The 2016 celebration will take place April 15 to 17. Learn how to get involved by visiting the ‘Pick Your Project’ webpage created by host Youth Service America. That page offers information you and interested young people need to:
Create your own project. Check out project ideas across six broad topics, including health, environment, poverty and hunger, education, human rights, and community building. The site also includes a list of organizations working in each area.
Find a volunteer project in the community. Search for nearby service opportunities in two leading databases, Volunteer Match and All for Good.
Recognize a young person’s service contributions. Youth Service America provides tips for using social media to acknowledge young people who are making a difference. Visit the page to find sample text for creating personalized shout-outs or use the related hashtags #EverydayYoungHeroes and #GYSD.
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