Ways to Volunteer During National Volunteer Week

2016 National Volunteer Week Square LogoThis year’s National Volunteer Week is April 10-16, and the easiest way to celebrate National Volunteer Week is by volunteering. Below you’ll find a list of just some of the ways you can help out in your community – and the best part is that most of them happen on multiple days, or even all week long! This means that no matter when you’re available, there will be a great way to give back to your community just waiting for you!

Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 15: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM

Week of the Young Child at Head Start ICS Oktibbeha Head Start is in need of volunteers to come into the classrooms during this week and help interact with children in our various activities, including arts and crafts projects and reading books. Volunteers are welcome to volunteer Monday, April 11th – Friday, April 15th between the hours of 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

To learn more about Week of the Young Child, visit http://www.naeyc.org/woyc.

  • Please register to volunteer by contacting Albertina Bell at 662-494-4985 or

Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 15: 7:45 AM – 2:30 PM

Book Fair Volunteers Do you want to promote reading to children? Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help children select books at the book fair on April 11-19. There are multiple shifts: (1) 7:45am – 10:00am; (2) 10:00am – 12:15pm; (3) 12:15pm – 2:30pm

  • Please register to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea9a72ba7fd0-book
  • For more information, contact Jennifer Davis at

Tuesday, April 12: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Operation Gratitude Letter Writing Campaign In honor of National Volunteer Week & Global Youth Service Day, Volunteer Starkville is setting up 2 letter writing stations for our Operation Gratitude Letter Writing Campaign in April. Visit our letter writing station at Mississippi State University’s Drill Field near the Colvard Student Union and show your support to our deployed troops serving our nation to keep us safe by visiting our writing stations on these two days and write one or more letters to a deployed soldier thanking him/her for serving our nation!

Unable to attend but still want to participate? No problem! Drop off your letters at Volunteer Starkville’s office between Monday, April 11th and Friday, April 29th by 12:00 PM. Our office is located in Suite 21 on the 2nd floor of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building in downtown Starkville. Please access our office via the GSDP Suites Entrance located at at 101 S. Lafayette Street.

  • This is a great volunteer opportunity for families, individuals and small/large groups of all ages!
  • For more information, contact Jamey Bachman at or 601-888-5826

Thursday, April 14: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Operation Gratitude Letter Writing Campaign In honor of National Volunteer Week & Global Youth Service Day, Volunteer Starkville is setting up 2 letter writing stations for our Operation Gratitude Letter Writing Campaign in April. Visit our letter writing station at 929 Coffee Bar on Main Street in Downtown Starkville. Show your support to our deployed troops serving our nation to keep us safe by visiting our writing stations on these two days and write one or more letters to a deployed soldier thanking him/her for serving our nation!

Unable to attend but still want to participate? No problem! Drop off your letters at Volunteer Starkville’s office between Monday, April 11th and Friday, April 29th by 12:00 PM. Our office is located in Suite 21 on the 2nd floor of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building in downtown Starkville. Please access our office via the GSDP Suites Entrance located at at 101 S. Lafayette Street.

  • This is a great volunteer opportunity for families, individuals and small/large groups of all ages!
  • For more information, contact Jamey Bachman at or 601-888-5826

Friday, April 15: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Head Start Fun Day ICS Oktibbeha Head Start is having a Fun Day on April 15 and it needs your help! Volunteers will assist children with games and other activities over the course of the day. Fun Day will be from 8 am to 3 pm at Head Start 1617 (Louisville Street South), but volunteers only need to commit to 1 or 2 hours – though more is certainly welcome!

  • Please register to volunteer by contacting Albertina Bell at 662-494-4985 or

Saturday, April 16: 5:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Cotton District Arts Festival Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the day to set up and break down the festival, greet people at the entrance gates, and work the merchandise sales booths. Volunteers are also needed at the beverage wagons, 5K, and environmental services.

Volunteers are expected to work at least a 2 hour shift and should check in at the information desk across from Bulldog Burger Company. In addition, greeters are required to go through a very short training session before the shift begins. Lastly, volunteers need to arrive about 15 minutes before their shift begins.

  • This is a great volunteer opportunity for families, individuals and small/large groups of all ages!
  • Please register to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0449abae22a3fe3-2016
  • For more information, contact Erin Davies at or (662) 324-3080.

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