This year the event is a part of the official schedule for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Chelsea Clinton will serve as Honorary Chair of the event. The public is invited to participate in service projects and special programming on the National Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read more about the programming.
Additional Service Projects Around the DC Capital RegionUnite America in Service - January 19, 2013, 9:00 a.m.- 4:45 p.m. DC Armory. 2001 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC. As the signature national service project, and with the backing of the White House, thousands of volunteers will assemble 100,000 care kits filled with assorted hygiene items for deployed U.S. Service Members, Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. The event is hosted by Points of Light and Target, in partnership with Operation Gratitude, the Corporation for National and Community Service, Community Blueprint, Serve DC, HandsOn Greater DC Cares, Volunteer Fairfax and the George Washington. Registration suggested. Volunteers will work 2 ½ hour shifts. Volunteers ages 12 to 17 years are welcome with parents or legal guardians. Large groups are also welcome to join.
Serve DC - As the lead agency, Serve DC matches volunteers to community service projects including city beautification, administrative and manual aid to local non-profits, health fairs, school clean-ups, MLK educational forums, and college preparation fairs. Serve DC partners with District agencies, community-based organizations, schools, and faith based institutions to inside the District and within the Greater Metropolitan DC area to address the needs of local communities. View a list of service projects around the city, register your own or get project planning ideas.
Montgomery County, Maryland - Montgomery County's Volunteer Center is organizing indoor volunteer projects along with a canned food drive for Manna Food Center at several locations around the County. Structured service activities will be conducted at the Universities at Shady Grove from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 12:30 to 3 p.m., and at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel from 1 to 3 p.m. The volunteer projects are all approved for Student Service Learning credits. Online pre-registration is requested.
Service Around the NationVolunteers are organizing service events in all 50 states which are organized into seven service themes: Community Resilience, Economic Development, Education, Environment, Faith, Health, and Veterans and Military Families. Americans can find an event or sign up to host their own at the National Day of Service website.
The "Renew America Together" initiative, asks all Americans to make an ongoing commitment to serve their communities and their country. USAservice.org is an online tool to help Americans find ways to serve in their own community.
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