Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is a three day event focused on involving youth (anyone age 5-25) in service projects in the community. Volunteers can register for as many or few of the multiple projects throughout Athens during GYSD weekend. Although GYSD is youth focused, we welcome volunteers of ALL ages. For more information about the weekend visit HandsOnNEGA.org/GYSD.
Global Youth Service Day is partnering with the Green Day of Service (GDS), a project of Athens Greenfest. GDS projects are listed below, too, and welcome volunteers of all ages. The GDS projects are noted with "Green Day of Service" in their project title. Check out the Greenfest website for more information about this initiative.
All projects throughout the weekend will be supplied with snacks and will have access to drinking water. Wear appropriate clothing for your project, bring your sunscreen and come ready to have a good time! Anyone under the age of 18 MUST have a signed Youth Permission Form to participate in GYSD. We also have a Spanish version here. Be sure to bring this with you on the day of the event. If you are unable to print the form, we will provide them on the day of the event, so make sure to have a parent or guardian there to sign for you.
If you'd like to register a group to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the first and last names and email addresses of the people in your group, along with the project at which you'd like to volunteer!