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National Day of Service Means Helping Others

Healing a Nation with a Day to Give to Others

For 11 years, AARP staff and volunteers around the country have responded to the tragic events of September 11 by volunteering in our communities. Thousands volunteer each year--at elementary schools, senior centers, and food banks.

See Also: 9/11 Day of Observance

In Nevada, we’ve planted a garden at Washoe Senior Center, helped staff a book fair in a Las Vegas elementary school and installed smoke detectors at trailer park homes.

This year, for the second year in a row, 50 Nevada staff and volunteers will be at Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas, packing boxes of food.

What You Can Do To Help

Whether you’ve got five minutes, five hours or five months, you can give in some way to others. There are food banks and food pantries in Nevada communities and churches which except donations of food, cash or your time. Or you can find another volunteer position which stirs your interest. A variety of volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting Create the Good or other sites offering volunteer opportunities. If you haven’t been involved in Day of Service before, there’s no time like the present to participate.

Many Groups and Individuals Participate

AARP isn’t the only nonprofit that hosts a National Day of Service and Remembrance activity with our staff and volunteers. There are many nonprofit and for-profit organizations as well as individuals who participate in National Day of Service. In fact it’s estimated that some 1 million Americans volunteered last year. Learn more about National Day of Service.

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