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Emory Cares celebrates National Volunteer Week
Emory Cares workers in city

Be part of an Emory tradition by giving back to a cause important to you. Register for Emory Cares: National Volunteer Week, April 16-22.

For 20 years, Emory Cares has brought together the Emory community to support important causes through service projects. The program began as a day of service each November and has now grown to offer opportunities throughout the year. This spring, Emory Cares is celebrating National Volunteer Week, April 16-22. The national initiative recognizes the importance of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to address societal challenges, build stronger communities and transform the world.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff members, as well as their families and friends, can sign up for community service projects in metro Atlanta and across the country. Opportunities address a wide range of needs, making it easy to find a project that matches your interests and comfort level. If you would like to participate but cannot join a service project, you can still make a difference by volunteering on your own.

With Earth Day on April 22, Emory Cares: National Volunteer Week offers a great opportunity to keep your community environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Some of the projects include:

  • Assembling lunch packs in support of Kids’ Meals Houston
  • Removing invasive plant species in South Florida
  • Beautifying Spring Brook Park in Atlanta 

See the complete list of in-person and virtual opportunities for Emory Cares: National Volunteer Week 2023 and register online. For people who want to be more involved, Emory Cares also welcomes project leaders and ideas for projects.

Learn more about Emory Cares, National Volunteer Week and projects happening throughout the year at the Emory Cares webpage.

About Emory Cares

Emory Cares was founded in 2003 by Renelda Mack 83C, a former Emory Alumni Board president, and has become a popular tradition jointly organized by the Emory Alumni Association and Volunteer Emory. The initiative puts Emory’s mission to serve humanity into action, offering the Emory community a chance to connect with others, increase Emory’s visibility, strengthen partnerships with civic and community organizations, and improve communities around the country.

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