Take a wild and wonderful road trip this fall and volunteer. Grab some old work clothes, a map and soak up some West Virginia goodness.
September kicked off the state’s annual gathering of neighbors and strangers joining together to make a difference, Day to Serve. From September 11 – October 10, volunteer opportunities will cover the mountain state from top to bottom.
Last year more than 11,000 West Virginians teamed up to clean up trash, spruce up community gardens, build free little libraries, install smoke alarms, and more.
Day to Serve is a perfect opportunity to plan a day trip or to give back in your own community. Find a volunteer project at the Day to Serve website.
If you are feeling inspired, plan your own volunteer project. Mini-grants are available for communities to host a Day to Serve project. Qualifying nonprofits may be eligible for an award of up to $300. Groups are encouraged to register their projects to help raise awareness and recruit new volunteers.
The Day to Serve began in 2012 as a collaboration between the Governors of West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and the Mayor of Washington D.C. Organized by Volunteer West Virginia, the initiative invites all citizens, faith groups, businesses and community organizations to join the cause. Community members and local organizations are encouraged to meet the needs of people in their own backyards.