On the third Monday of January each year for the last 25 years, Americans have joined forces to volunteer in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's 26th celebration of this National Day of Service will hopefully - despite the pandemic - be bigger and better than ever.
AmeriCorps, the only federal agency tasked with elevating community volunteerism, partners with communities year-round all across the country to address our most pressing issues. By building on local talent and ingenuity, AmeriCorps volunteers strengthen the community and bring about much-needed change.
You are encouraged to take part in the National Day of Service. You can participate in a service project, such as the Socks and Scivvies Drive (see below) or perform a service on your own.
For a list of great volunteer ideas that are safe during COVID, visit the AmeriCorps website.
As part of MLK National Day of Service, Volunteer NEMS is partnering with MUTEH (Mississippi United To End Homelessness) for a Socks and Scivvies Drive. We are asking folks to buy some socks and underwear that you can donate on Monday, January 18. Many people in our homeless community and other disadvantaged individuals need these essentials. We need all sizes - especially adult. Thank you!!
Click here to see how you can help
on donation day.
FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
If you prefer to stay home but still want to volunteer in some capacity, consider some remote volunteer opportunities. There is so much good that can be done without leaving your house. Click here for some ideas.
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When you volunteer at our nonprofits, please remember to follow all safety precautions, including wearing a mask and social distancing.
Are you still not sure what types of volunteer opportunities are available in Northeast Mississippi?
Why not view some videos created by our local nonprofits and find an agency that could use YOUR help?