National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration observed in the United States and in Canada in mid to late April, to promote and show appreciation for volunteerism in the two countries. In the United States it is organized by the Points of Light foundation. “Service Unites”, the theme for National Volunteer Week, captures the power of changemakers to come together to build stronger, more vibrant communities through service. Between April 14th and 20th, The Junior League of Syracuse celebrated National Volunteer week with a variety of community impacting experiences.
Below please find our 2019 National Volunteer Week schedule:
Sunday, April 7th: Volunteering at the CNY Diaper Bank . Members will have the opportunity to help count, sort and repackage diapers to get them ready for families.
Monday, April 8th: #JLSMyMonday Members have a chance to be creative in how they want to change the community. They can gather clothes to donate, pick up trash, volunteering on your own for another organization, or making cookies to bring to the Samaritan Center.
Tuesday, April 9th: Making Hygiene Kits for the women at the YWCA
Thursday, April 11th: Putting together goodie bags for the participants of the STEM event
Friday, April 12th: Participating in our 7th Annual STEM Expo at Danforth Middle School. This years theme is Forensic Science.
Saturday, April 13th: Sandwich Saturday; we will be collaborating with We Rise Above the Streets to make and deliver sandwiches to help fight hunger.