Join Fellow West Virginians for 
Day to Serve 2017!

September 9th -October 10th

Recently this article made the rounds on the internet, did you see it? 

India Plants 50 Million Trees In One Day. Over 800,000 volunteers pitched in to help the country!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if West Virginia had something like this? 

- We do! West Virginia's annual volunteer event, Day to Serve
How will you volunteer this year during Day to Serve? 

Last year over  10,200 West Virginians pitched in at  555 volunteer events in  honor of Day to Serve. 

The annual event brings neighbors together to form friendships and pay-it-forward in the Mountain State. 

We hope you join us this year in showering West Virginia in kindness and volunteerism this September and October. 
Mini-Grants Are Back!

Qualifying non-profits may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to host a Day to Serve service project. 

Is there something that needs done in your community? Get inspired: build a garden, paint a mural, build a little free library, host a community clean up. 

How To Get Involved
 
As a Group/Organization
As an Individual
1.  Add your volunteer project to 
the Day to Serve Event Map
1. Visit the Event Map to find a volunteer project near you.

2.  Fill in details of your event in the short event form.
2.  Contact event coordinator to get involved

3. Your project will be added to the map! 
3.  On the day of the event, show up, build relationships, and make a difference!
Get Alarmed West Virginia  

As part of Governor's Day to Serve, the  WV State Fire Marshal and the Red Cross  are recruiting volunteers to save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes from September 9th to October 14th. 
 
Volunteers are needed throughout the state. This is a perfect opportunity for
businesses, church groups, clubs, and 
Lions Clubs, Rotary, & more! 
 
To register as a volunteer  click here .  
Some Of Last Year's Amazing Events!
Growing Veggies in South Charleston

Twelve members of the Kanawha County Master Gardeners Association volunteered their time and skill to build three raised bed gardens in South Charleston. These beds will be used to provide fresh veggies to the Manna Meal soup kitchen in Charleston. 

Transforming a Dump Into a Trail 

In October, nearly 200 Eastwood Elementary students, teachers, WVU students, and local Boy Scouts turned, what was an old dumping site, into the Eastwood Elementary Black Bear's Trail.  

The walking trail will feature natural biomes, animal habitats, exercise points and mileage markers on signage as well as an outdoor classroom space when completed. 

Volunteer West Virginia is an agency of 
the Office of the Secretary of Education and the Arts 
with Cabinet Secretary Gayle Manchin