VolunteerAR coordinates five 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.
2018 Days of Service
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 15th, 2018
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. In 1989, President George H. W. Bush signed the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission Extension Act accompanied by Mrs. Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. King. On MLK Day, Points of Light calls together its community of changemakers to reflect on gains won during the Civil Rights Movement and to address contemporary issues facing our nation through act of volunteer service.
Learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
National Volunteer Week
April 15-21, 2018
Day of Service: Saturday, April 21, 2018
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, we celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of changemakers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more vibrant communities.
VolunteerAR is coordinating a Day of Service on April 21, 2018 in honor of National Volunteer Week and the EngageAR Conference. Join us in Little Rock as we serve three local nonprofits with both our hands and our special skills. Learn more and register at www.volunteerar.org/EngageARDayofService
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September 11 National Day of Service and of Remembrance
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance is the culmination of efforts originally launched in 2002 by the nonprofit 9/11 Day with wide support by the 9/11 community and leading national service organizations. This effort first established the inspiring tradition of engaging in charitable service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to the 9/11 victims, survivors, and those who rose up in service in response to the attacks.
Learn more about the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance
Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Tens of thousands of volunteers across the country unite on the fourth Saturday in October with a common mission: to improve the lives of others through a wide range of community-driven service projects.
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Family Volunteer Day
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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 pick up a new skill or two!
Learn more about Family Volunteer Day