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National days of service and special initiatives

National days of service

AmeriCorps programs are encouraged to participate in national days of service with specific focus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

National days of service present programs with a special opportunity to address unmet community needs, collaborate with other AmeriCorps programs, build AmeriCorps member morale and teamwork, promote volunteerism and service in local communities, and highlight the difference AmeriCorps members make across the nation.

What additional guidance does Serve Washington have?

Serve Washington has an expectation that all programs participate in national days of service. Additionally, programs should develop days of service that allow the participation of community volunteers, Serve Washington Commissioners, and invited elected officials. Consult your Program Officer to discuss further.

Special initiatives and events

In addition to the national days of service, Serve Washington, often times in collaboration with the CNCS State Office, embarks on many special initiatives and events each year. Notable events include:

  • Leader Corps (February and May)
  • AmeriCorps Week (March)
  • Mayor, County, and Tribal Recognition Day of National Service (April)
  • Volunteer Week (April)
  • Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards (April)
  • Seattle Mariners Salute to Volunteers Night (April)
  • Leadership Forum for National Service Executives (June)
  • Washington State AmeriCorps Swearing-in Ceremony (September or October)

What additional guidance does Serve Washington have?

Dates are subject to change. Serve Washington will promote all initiatives and events as they occur.