Go on, admit it, you love the 4th of July. Maybe you don’t wear an American Flag t-shirt all day or snack on red, white, and blue cupcakes (or maybe you do!). It doesn’t matter. There is just something undeniably great about celebrating the core values of freedom and democracy that make this country so unique. The fireworks help too.
This year, take your July 4th to the next level. Sometime in between your barbecues and parties, and before the sun goes down and the lights begin to pop, spend part of your day serving others. It is a fantastic way to have fun while making a commitment to your community and country.
Volunteer Match has a ton of 4th of July volunteer opportunities – from neighborhood clean ups in California and staffing a health screening in Oregon to serving meals to encouraging people to recycle at a 4th of July celebration in Washington DC.
Check out all the opportunities and find one near you! And let us know in the comments or by tweeting us at @repairtheworld, where are YOU serving this July 4th?