Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day

April 11-13 is Global Youth Service Day, an annual event designed to mobilize young people worldwide to address the needs of their communities, recruit the next generation of volunteers, and educate the public about the role of youth in community service. The lead organization in the campaign is Youth Service America, whose Web site offers a range of event-oriented materials, including a National Youth Service Day Planning Tool Kit (66 pages, PDF) that's also available in Spanish, and a tip sheet on engaging elected officials in service projects. In addition, YSA has received support from the GM Foundation to expand SERVEnet, a one-stop site that helps potential volunteers find opportunities that match their skills, interests, and location.