Day of service – volunteer for the environment

Day of service – volunteer for the environment

Martin Luther King Day is a more than just a holiday. Did you realize it is also a federal day to celebrate this leader with a day of service and to volunteer?

Dr. King recognized the power of service and famously said “Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” AmeriCorps encourages while many have the day off to “Make this a day on ... for your community” and Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful has just the way.

Many organizations rely on volunteers to reach their goals and KBVB, a local nonprofit with environmental objectives, needs volunteers to reach ours. Now is a perfect time to start the new year with a plan for you and your family to consider groups to volunteer with throughout the year.

KBVB believes in a shared responsibility of our community to build and maintain clean, green, and beautiful spaces. We can make the biggest progress when we all get involved. If each person does even small actions, the results multiple quickly and achieve great success, and KBVB has a variety of big and small ideas we can all do to get us started.

Volunteering is a great way to feel happy, purposeful, and connected to your community. During this time when many current issues feel overwhelming, doing something positive to help the environment might just be what you are looking for.

There are many ways to volunteer. Small actions matter too and by simply sharing a post with your friends or talking to your children about litter, we increase the importance and reach of these messages. Big actions are always welcome. Organizing a litter cleanup with your school, Scout group or office is easy and KBVB is here to help. Or offer ideas for meaningful projects we might partner, or maybe consider sharing your knowledge to expand our understanding of important environmental issues.

Get started now while we enjoy the Martin Luther King holiday. Today sign up to become a KBVB volunteer or get physical and clean litter right at your mailbox or at an open lot in your town. Then let us know on social media at #GreenBlackstone.

Service will never look so beautiful … and it's all because of you.

Donna Kaehler
Keep Blackstone Valley Beautiful