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Resolving to Help Others This New Year? Visit Serve.Gov

A common new years resolution is to volunteer to help others or spend your time benefiting your community, but many people fail to follow through with the resolution, either due to a lack of time or lack of knowledge about how to go about lending a helping hand. Fortunately, the Corporation for National and Community Services has a wealth of information available on their website to help you get started.

According to their website, Serve.gov is a “comprehensive clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities,” offering a chance for Americans who are interested in volunteering to use the tool to locate opportunities to serve across the country and around the world.

There are numerous ways to join United We Serve. If you’re already doing service, post your opportunities at Serve.gov so others can join your efforts. If you’re new to service, search for volunteer opportunities in your area or download an easy-to-use toolkit and develop your own project with friends, family, and neighbors.

United We Serve focuses on five key areas where everyone can have a real impact in their community: education, health, energy and the environment; community renewal, and safety and security.

For more information, visit www.serve.gov.