More Than 500 Service Projects To Be Completed October 20th and 21st
The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is actively enlisting volunteers for its 18th annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service volunteer event scheduled to take place on Friday, October 20th and Saturday, October 21st, 2017.
The Gwinnett Great Days of Service benefits local non-profit agencies that provide goods and services to people across our community who are struggling and need assistance with basic needs such as food, shelter, medical services, and education. Ellen Gerstein, Gwinnett Coalition Executive Director, says, “We have identified more than 500 service projects this year that will benefit so many people and causes across our community. Whether you like to paint, construct, plant, organize, clean, stock shelves, write notes of encouragement, or more, we’ve got something for everyone!”
Volunteers of all ages are welcome. This is a great opportunity for individuals, schools, civic and social groups, churches, associations, corporations, and families to play an active role in strengthening our community. Because of the wide breadth of projects available, volunteers can choose based on location, a cause they are passionate about, or a volunteer activity that they are skilled at or enjoy. There are still many projects needing adopting. Every helping hand is one more hand up for the community-serving agencies that this event supports. It’s a great way for citizens to connect to great causes and explore ways they can plug in year-round to make a difference.
Gwinnett Great Days of Service has engaged more than 1 million volunteers over its 18-year history and is known to be one of the largest volunteer initiatives in the country. This annual event helps raise awareness of needs in our community, supports the missions of local non-profits, offers corporate team building opportunities and teaches service learning to our youth.
To learn more about Gwinnett Great Days of Service, and to get connected to a volunteer project this year, visit http://www.gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org/projects/2017-projects/.
The volunteer registration deadline for this year’s event is Tuesday, October 17th.