YALIServes 2018

YALIServes is back and we’re celebrating 100 years of Nelson Mandela! Each year, the UN marks Nelson Mandela’s birthday, July 18, by asking individuals to make a difference in their communities. The YALI Network honors this day through YALIServes by encouraging you to inspire, volunteer, and lead events in your communities between Mandela Day, July 18, and International Youth Day, August 12.

YALIServes highlights and encourages the positive role volunteerism plays in benefiting society. Offering goods, services, and time at no cost not only helps to strengthen communities but promotes self-empowerment.

Get started today planning or attending a YALIServes event to benefit your community and commemorate Nelson Mandela’s legacy!

We hope that you make everyday Mandela Day.

Need inspiration?

Watch “YALI Voices: The Joy of Volunteering” video series to learn why volunteering in your community is beneficial.

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Organize

Plan your own service event between July 18 and August 12.

Here’s how to start:

1. Complete the YALI Network Online Course Community Organizing for Action
2. Review the “Joy of Volunteering” video series
3. Plan your event using the YALIServes Event Planning Toolkit

4. Submit your event details to get a personalized event flyer
5. Print or share the flyer to promote your event in your community or on social media
6. Report back on your event to receive a YALIServes certificate

Promote!

This year we have a design that you can download and use to print T-shirts, if you want special shirts for your event!

Share the YALIServes share graphic on your social media pages! Click this preview image to download.

Share the YALIServes share graphic on your social media pages! Click this preview image to download.

Share the YALIServes share graphic on your social media pages! Click this preview image to download.

Update your Facebook profile with the YALIServes profile banner! Click this preview image to download.

Show support for YALIServes

Add a special frame to your Facebook profile picture to show your friends that you support YALIServes.

Read about YALIServes on the YALI Network Blog.

Are you looking to become more active in your community? Read stories from fellow Network members who have organized or participated in YALIServes in 2017.

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