It's the start of a long Fourth of July weekend and for many that means a trip to the beach or backyard barbeques. For most it will mean an extra day or two off of work and a patriotic celebration of some sort, possibly a parade or some fireworks.
But this Independence Day, think about celebrating your American pride in a different way – by volunteering. America is a nation built by volunteers and there is no better way to express your gratitude for this great country by giving back.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Search for a volunteer opportunity relevant to your interests in your local area using the search engine on Serve.gov.
- Learn about the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces campaign and find out how to help military families.
- Prepare your community for a natural disaster by using the community preparedness toolkit.
- Or simply go out of your way to do something nice for a friend, a neighbor, or even a stranger.
Have a Happy Fourth of July!