National Day of Service

Day of Service

To inspire service to our community, OΔK hosts a National Day of Service each year. In 2017, OΔK’s National Day of Service will be held Thursday, April 13.

Three Ways to Volunteer

There are three ways your Circle can get involved and give back:

  • Volunteer individually or as a group with an established nonprofit
  • Plan and execute a small-scale service project that members of your Circle can complete together
  • Plan and execute a campus-wide service project that is open to participants who are not members of OΔK

Deciding on a Great Project

If you’re thinking about launching your own project, here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Prepare and serve meals at a homeless shelter
  • Remove graffiti from a building, paint a mural, or clean up a public space
  • Bring meals to homebound neighbors
  • Make a public space accessible
  • Build a playground or community garden
  • Organize and participate in a neighborhood watch program
  • Collect clothing, canned goods and other items for a local shelter
  • Register bone marrow and organ donors
  • Perform small chores and home maintenance projects for the elderly
  • Host a health fair
  • Teach seniors how to use technology
  • Sponsor a legal clinic
  • Create craft projects for children in hospitals

You might also want to check out the following websites for more ideas:

Tell Us About Your Project

We would love to hear about your Day of Service experience so we can share exceptional service projects and programs in The Circle magazine and on our website. Share your stories with us! Or, have questions about planning your Circle’s National Day of Service?

Please contact the National Headquarters Office at odknhdq@odk.org or (540) 458-5339.