National Service Days and Dates
National Day of Service and Remembrance (September 11, 2012) was started by 9/11 family members and support groups. The service day is a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and to rekindle the spirit of unity and compassion that followed the attacks. The National Day of Service also honors veterans, military personnel, and emergency responders.
Make a Difference Day (October 27, 2012) is America's largest day of doing good by helping others. Held annually on the fourth Saturday of October, millions of Americans join together to perform extraordinary deeds. Young or old, individual or groups, can carry out a project that helps others. Make A Difference Day is sponsored by USA WEEKEND Magazine.
The King Day of Service is a way of transforming Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and teachings into community service that helps solve social problems. On MLK DAY (January 21, 2013), individuals of all ages and backgrounds, celebrate Dr. King's legacy through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, and bridge barriers.
NEA's Read Across America Day (March 1, 2013) takes place each year on or around March 1, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday and to motivate reading through these events.
Global Youth Service Day (April 26-28, 2013) is an annual campaign that engages youth around the world in conducting community service; service learning and youth voice activities that benefit their communities, their countries, and the world. Global Youth Service Day is the largest annual event that celebrates youth service around the world.
AmeriCorps Week (March 9-17, 2013 ) is set aside to recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members by highlighting the work and impact done by members in communities. Members also use this opportunity to motivate and recruit more Americans to join or volunteer in their communities to help "Get Things Done for America".