Nelson Mandela once said, “A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.”
With that sentiment in mind, YALIServes continues the legacy of Nelson Mandela through volunteerism. YALIServes encourages all members of the YALI Network to perform acts of service during the week of International Nelson Mandela Day – July 18.
This year, the YALIServes campaign focuses on environmentally-conscious acts of service that can be done within our communities. Stay tuned to this page for resources, tips, and guidance on how to perform acts of service that uplift your community.
By joining YALIServes, you are joining together with leaders across all of Africa to inspire, volunteer, and lead events in your communities. Take action today and start giving back to your community.
Use this infographic to either plan an eco-friendly YALIServes event, or use it to inspire an event idea of your own.
Unsure of where to start? The YALIServes toolkit can help! The YALIServes toolkit gives you step-by-step instructions on everything from planning, inviting volunteers, to following up after your YALIServes event.
Giving your time and service to your community benefits everyone– your community learns from your expertise, and you contribute to the world being a better place. This five-part vignette series outlines the benefits of volunteering and how it’s not only important for your community but is a smart way to develop and enhance your professional skills. You can also view these vignettes en Français or em Português.
Thank you for hosting a YALIServes community project. Please fill out this quick survey for a chance to be featured in a future YALI Network campaign, or social media spotlight.
Learn how to inspire and engage volunteers to be proactive in their communities and organize grassroots campaigns.
Use everything you’ve learned in the course to host your very own YALILearns session.
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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