Give time: National Volunteer Week is April 21-27

April 18, 2013

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It's about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet challenges and accomplish goals. Sponsored by Points of Light, National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with literally thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. With the fourth year anniversary of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, the creation of the Volunteer Generation Fund and the resonant call to serve from the President, this year will be even more energizing and inspiring.

During National Volunteer Week, a number of campus and community organizations are taking the time to honor their volunteers as well as offer opportunities for volunteers to serve and dedicate their time to a certain cause.

To view a full listing of National Volunteer Week events, click here.

For more information on National Volunteer Week email the Maroon Volunteer Center at or call 662‑325‑2150.