Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is taking place from April 24 to 26, and according to organizers, is the largest annual service event in the world. The annual days of service aim to “highlight and celebrate the difference youth make in their communities year-round through community service and service-learning.”
This weekend, estimated millions of young people will participate in and lead service projects in all 50 states and in more than 100 countries.
In partnership with families, schools, community organizations, faith-based communities, and businesses, the young people will address critical issues such as global climate change, homelessness, poverty, health, hunger, homelessness, education and illiteracy.
Youth spokesperson Miley Cyrus has been promoting GYSD this year — learn more about her involvement and check out her blog.
- Find an event where you live
- Find volunteer opportunities to serve yourself or with young people you know.
- Set up your own “service page” on the GYSD social networking site on Ning.
- Check out other blogs about service.
- If you participate in a project, take plenty of pictures to upload to Flickr and videos to upload to Youtube.
- Follow GYSD on Twitter. If you tweet about an event, use the hashtage #GYSD.
- RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends.