VolunteerAR and EngageAR work together to support and promote service days throughout the year, developing partnership projects and toolkits for citizens across the state to make a difference in their communities. This page is updated as plans are developed for each year. If you are interested in partnering or planning a day of service in your community, reach out to VolunteerAR@dhs.arkansas.gov or call us at 501-682-7540.
2020 Days of Service
Monday, January 20, 2020
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life serving others. Following his example, millions of Americans serve on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. At our children's schools, at a local shelter, or lending a hand to help our neighbors – we join Dr. King as drum majors for justice, peace and righteousness. Each year for MLK Day, EngageAR coordinates and provides Day of Service mini grants for national service programs and Cities of Service to address local problems through volunteer engagement and service.
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March 8-14, 2020
AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps-from the programs and organizations that make this national service initative possible in thousands of locations, to the over 1 million members who have pledged to "Get Things Done" since the program's inception in 1994. Each year for AmeriCorps Week, EngageAR offers minigrants to all national service programs in Arkansas to coordinate volunteer projects and civic engagement outreach events in communities across Arkansas.
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April 7, 2020
On National Service Recognition Day, thousands of local leaders across the country honor AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers by issuing official proclamations and taking to social media in a nationwide show of appreciation.
CNCS, America’s leader in volunteering and service efforts, engages approximately 300,000 AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers in national service at more than 50,000 locations each year. Through partnerships with schools, faith-based groups, non-profits, and local agencies, national service members are embedded within the communities they serve, using their ingenuity and training to make a tangible, lasting impact. Whether responding to natural disasters, tackling the opioid epidemic, educating students for the 21st century workforce, or supporting veterans and military families, AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps volunteers help local leaders strengthen their communities.
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April 19-25, 2020
National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and thank volunteers who lend their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change. During National Volunteer Week, VolunteerAR promotes and celebrates the impact of volunteer service and the power of changemakers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities. EngageAR works with national service programs and Cities fo Service to support and coordinate service day projects during National Volunteer Week.
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Friday, September 11, 2020
September 11th is Patriot Day and a National Day of Service and Remembrance. On this day Americans across the country are called to volunteer in their local communities in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the attacks, first responders, and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom. EngageAR, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, offers support and minigrants to national service programs and Cities of Service to plan volunteer projects in their communities on 9/11.
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Learn more about how you can engage youth in September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance initiatives.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make new friends, develop compassion for their neighbors, and even p