Monday, September 16, 2013

Registration for one of the Nation’s Largest Volunteer Efforts Opens

 
Gwinnett Great Days of Service Now Accepting Volunteer Registration

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services is now accepting volunteers for its 14th annual Gwinnett Great Days of Service volunteer event. The two-day event will take place on Friday, October 4 and Saturday October 5, 2013.

The Gwinnett Great Days of Service benefits local non-profit agencies that provide goods and services to people within the community who are struggling financially or emotionally and need assistance with basic needs such as food, shelter, medical services, prescription drugs, and education.  These non-profit agencies depend heavily upon donations and volunteers. Many have come to rely on the volunteers and efforts of the Great Days of Service to meet some of their larger and more critical projects. 

Last year the Metro-Atlanta and Gwinnett community came together and completed over 300 projects with 75,000 volunteers and 300,000 hours contributing to one of the nation’s largest volunteer efforts.

Anyone can volunteer and everyone is encouraged to volunteer – individuals, schools, church groups, associations, small businesses, and families! Every helping hand is one more hand up for the community-serving agencies that this event supports.  In addition, these projects help to strengthen the local community by educating citizens and leaders about the needs around them. 

This year the agencies are as varied as the projects. Volunteers are needed to assist with tasks such as painting and repairing buildings, stocking community kitchens and shelters, installing playground sets and cleaning up nature trails. Because of the wide breadth of projects available, volunteers can chose based on location, an agency they are passionate about, a volunteer activity that they are skilled at or enjoy or by the number of volunteers needed. To learn more about Gwinnett Great Days of Service and to discover what projects and agencies are involved in this year’s event please visit http://www.gwinnettgreatdaysofservice.org/volunteer/
   
The Gwinnett Great Days of Service is sponsored by: United Way of Metro Atlanta, Arthur A Buck Jones Nursery, Primerica, Gwinnett Medical Center, The Gem Shopping Network, No Junk Productions, Dave n Buster’s, Marco’s Pizza, The Myers Group, Hands on Atlanta and The Atlanta Community Tool Bank.
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