Next Monday, May 25, Americans across the country will celebrate Memorial Day – a day devoted to remembering the men and women who died while serving our country in the armed forces.
Some folks observe the special day with parades, by visiting war monuments, or by attending events that feature veterans, and we think that’s awesome. But there’s another way to honor those who served our country – with service! This Memorial Day, express your gratitude to those who gave to their country by giving back. Whether you volunteer on the day of, or sign up for a longer-term volunteer project down the line, service is an awesome way to say thank you. Here are some great service opportunity databanks to get you started.
Serve.gov Find volunteer opps across the country with this nationally-sanctioned service database.
Volunteer Match Make a difference by linking up with a service opportunity that taps into your passions.
NYC Service NYC residents can tap into volunteer projects that make their city stronger through this database.
Network for Good Search by opportunity or by organization name to find a volunteer project you can sink your teeth into.
Let us know how you celebrate Memorial Day in the comments below or by tweeting us at @repairtheworld.