Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year since, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequent U.S. presidents, governors, mayors and other respected elected officials.
National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, in unison, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change—discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation.
At World Endeavors we also share the belief that volunteers can make a huge, positive impact on the world. We send participants all over Central/South America, Africa, and Asia where they get the chance to make a real difference and gain valuable experiences that they can use in the future. Just a few of the many volunteer placements we offer include orphanage assistance, teaching English, healthcare, coaching youth sports, community development, and deaf education assistance. To learn more about these fun and meaningful opportunities please visit our website at:
Whether you choose to have an exciting volunteer opportunity abroad with World Endeavors or not, we highly encourage you to find some way to get involved in something you are passionate about. Use your talents and skills to make a real difference and remember that although this is National Volunteer Week, you can make a difference any time of the year!