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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.

Serve.gov, 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 Serve.gov.
  • 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!

#Katrina10 Stories of Service: Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Alum Chris MonfortonAmeriCorps alum Chris Monforton served on one of the first assessment teams for Habitat for Humanity around the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
#Katrina10: Mississippi First Lady, CNCS Team Help Finish Katrina Anniversary Habitat HomeHabitat for Humanity Bay-Waveland Area got an assist on the 202nd home it has completed in the area as Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant, Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer, AmeriCorps members, and local officials joined in the service project today in Waveland, MS.
#Katrina10: Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes Discusses National Service and the Katrina RecoveryThe city of Gulfport was one the Mississippi towns that bore the brunt of a heavy hit from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In the video above, Mayor Billy Hewes talks about the role national service played in the community’s recovery after the storm. Here’s part of what Mayor Hewes said:
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