National Volunteer Week draws the support and endorsement of President Barack Obama and members of Congress, governors, mayors and municipal leaders, as well as corporate and community groups. National Volunteer Week is about inspiring others, recognizing volunteers, and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It is about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
During National Volunteer Week, the Maroon Volunteer Center, Volunteer Starkville, and over 100 volunteers will join together to perform 5 days of service and recognize those that regularly serve on campus and in our community. Activities performed during last year's National Volunteer Week include, Love Snacks Food Drive, Soles 4 Souls Shoe Drive, Togo Medical Mission Trip Drive, Y.E.S. Book Drive, Operation Gratitude Mass Letter Writing, Women Walking for Women & Take Back the Night, Legacy Hospice Volunteer Training, Oktibbeha Country Humane Society Volunteer Training, Cotton District Cleanup, Brickfire Painting Project, Walk for MS (Multiple Sclerosis), and the Volunteer Service Recognition Ceremony. For more information on how you and your organization can participate, in National Volunteer Week, email us firstname.lastname@example.org.