Welcome to Repair the World’s 8 Nights of Service: awesome volunteer projects, donation opportunities and tikkun olam ideas to bring service to the center of your Hanukkah celebration!

Last night, our menorahs were ablaze with all 8 candles, making today the last day of Hannukah (sniff!) and bringing Repair the World’s 2011 8 Nights of Service tips to an end–for now. But as the last lights of this year’s Hanukkah celebration burn low, we want to keep the spirit aglow by making a commitment to take service straight into the coming year. Are you in? 

There is sooooooo much to look forward to on the service and volunteering front in 2012 — and sooo much to do to make the world just a little bit better everyday. (And yes, we’ll be sure to continue to share them with you – and hope you’ll do so with us, too!)

Here are just a few upcoming events and opportunities that you can get involved with — just to start the new year! (Stay tuned for more…)

  • Martin Luther King Day of Service On January 16 the Corporation for National & Community Service is hosting a national day of service in honor of the civil rights hero. This year, make MLK Day a day ON, not a day off!
  • Tu Bishvat The Jewish “holiday of the trees” begins on February 7. Check out Hazon’s great resources on how to infuse the holiday with meaning and sustainability.
  • J-Serve! The annual day of action that celebrates Jewish teens serving the world is coming up on April 22 (so happens to be Earth Day, too!) Find out how you can get involved with this awesome day.

If you haven’t yet dreideled, and latked, and doughnut-ed — you’ve still got time! You’ve also got time to make sure that you’ve done at least one of our 8 Nights of Service suggestions and make your contributions last for way more than 8 days.

What was your favorite night of the 8 Nights of Service? Let us know by tweeting @repairtheworld and #8Nights