YALIServes

YALIServes works to build upon the legacy of Nelson Mandela. Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela worked tirelessly to strengthen his community, his country, and Africa as a whole. 

In honor of Nelson Mandela’s birthday each year, YALIServes encourages all members of the YALI Network to volunteer during the week of International Nelson Mandela Day – July 18. 

Acts of volunteerism will benefit not only you, but the community around you. By giving goods, services, and time at no cost to those around you, you are strengthening your community and empowering yourself as a leader. 

By joining YALIServes, you are joining together with leaders across all of Africa to inspire, volunteer, and lead events in your communities. Whether it’s by planting a tree or painting a school, you can make a difference in your community today. No act is too small. 

By learning about volunteerism and its impacts below, you can step up today and start giving back to your community.

Learn About Volunteering

With the courses below, you’ll learn more about how you can build your skills as an individual and a servant leader. 

Course: Community Organizing For Action

Learn how to inspire and engage volunteers to be proactive in their communities and organize grassroots campaigns.

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Course: Servant Leadership - The Deciding Difference

Become versed in the origins and principles of servant leadership, including a comparative review of other key leadership styles, the benefits and criticisms of servant leadership, and how to become a servant leader yourself.

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Video Vignettes: The Joy of Volunteering

In this five-part video series, Mimshach Obioha, a 2016 Washington Fellow, and Celestina Obiekea, a YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa–Accra Participant, talk about what volunteering is and how being a volunteer benefits you and your community.

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Are You Ready To Start Organizing?

Once you have completed the YALIServes Online Courses and watched the Video Vignette Series, use the toolkit below to get started planning your event.


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Read More About YALIServes

Read stories from YALI Network members, find tips, and learn more about the importance of community service on the YALI Network Blog.

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