Yesterday we shared some inspiring essays and thoughts about National Volunteer Week, which runs through this Saturday, April 16. Today, we invite you to take some time to celebrate with Repair the World.

The idea behind National Volunteer Week (which was founded by the Points of Light Foundation following an executive order in 1974 by President Richard Nixon) is simple: “[National Volunteer Week is] a call to action for Americans to volunteer and a week to inspire by example.” And that is exactly what volunteering does – change communities for the better, while inspiring others to get involved and do the same.

Just like moms on Mother’s Day (which, reminder, is also coming up soon!), volunteering and service are worthy of being celebrated all year long. But in case we forget, National Volunteer Week comes around each year to remind us and renew our commitment to making our world stronger.

Connect to a volunteer opportunity in your area with Repair the World. Check out our Jewish Service Search Engine which links Jewish volunteers with local, regional, and international service opportunities, as well as immersive service learning programs. Or keep your eyes on this blog for announcements about service programs being organized or co-sponsored by Repair the World, like the J-Serve National Youth Service Day, coming up this Sunday, April 17. Technically, that’s a day after National Volunteer Week – but why not keep the party going?