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About United We Serve

United We Serve, President Obama’s nationwide service initiative, is built on the belief that ordinary people can come together and achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects.

If we want to realize change in our communities, we've got to be in it for the long haul, and it starts with each of us., the online home of United We Serve, is managed by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency charged with promoting and fostering volunteering and national service in America.

Serve All Year Long

President Obama: Get Involved in the 2013 National Day of Service videoFirst Lady Michelle Obama: Sign up to serve video

In January 2013, President Obama called for a National Day of Service that coincided with the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend of Service. As a result, thousands of Americans joined the First Family and engaged in service across the nation. And because we all know that solving our problems can’t just be about serving once a year, thousands pledged to continue their service all year long.

Here's how you can fulfill your pledge to serve throughout 2013.

  • Sign up for service projects across the country on
  • Create projects where you live by using our toolkits to develop ideas suited to your community’s needs.
  • Tell your friends on social media how and why you're serving by spreading the word on Facebook or using the #iServe hashtag on Twitter.

Let’s keep the momentum going – find or create a project today, and commit to serving this year and beyond!

All I Wanna Do is Get Things DoneSinger Sheryl Crow joined the crew
at the Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps
Build-a-Thon in New Orleans as the group of volunteers continued their project to build 10 houses in 10 days. Learn more about the Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon
Name: Audrey
72Hometown: Alcoa, TNProgram: Community Action Committee Foster Grandparent volunteer for almost six yearsWhat led you to join
Senior Corps’ Foster Grandparent Program?
I want to see children at risk reach their highest potential, and I have a
passion for working with children. I was working in a children’s enrichment
program at my church when the director asked me if I would like to be a Foster
Grandparent volunteer. I said yes and now I serve as a Foster Grandparent
Name: Beth IsenAge: 63Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland Program: RSVP Montgomery Volunteer
CenterAs an RSVP volunteer with the Montgomery County Volunteer Center, I match
people with volunteer opportunities. I recruit volunteers and help educate the
public about ways they can help our community. What led you to join RSVP/Senior
I ran across an article about MLK Day. In the article, they put a call out for
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