Gwinnett County—Recruitment is underway for volunteers to participate in the annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service volunteer initiative.
From Friday, Oct. 21, to Sunday, Oct. 23, thousands of individuals, corporations, churches, schools and civic organizations will join in a weekend of community service to address some of the county’s most critical needs.
Volunteers can choose service projects based on location, agency or activity. Opportunities range from stocking shelter pantries to building wheelchair ramps to cleaning up nature trails and streams.
“There are so many different types of projects, so you can choose one that fits your skills and interests,” said Community Services Collaboration Manager Muriam Nafees. “Whether you are part of an organization in need of volunteers, a company or group with a passion to create a positive impact or an individual with a desire to change your community, we have a place for you.”
Launched in 2000 by the Gwinnett Coalition, Gwinnett Great Days of Service has become one of the largest volunteer days of service in the United States.
This year, the Coalition has passed the torch to Gwinnett County, empowering Volunteer Gwinnett to lead the charge through Gwinnett Serves, a new initiative that that helps local nonprofits and community partners with volunteer recruitment.
For more information and to register for an event, visit VolunteerGwinnett.net.