Global Youth Service Day
Experience Global Youth Service Day's 25th Anniversary on Saturday, April 27, 2013!
For the 12th year in a row, Youth Service America has selected Family Service of Roanoke Valley as a Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day.
This year's themes will focus on anti-violence, multiculturalism, safe driving and healthy living.
Click here for a map of GYSD project sites
Feature Event: Kindness Starts with Me Movement and Anti-violence Walk
Not your ordinary walk! People of all ages will walk to speak out against violence, contribute to a group art project and participate in a variety of activities. This will be an unforgettable afternoon that honors victims and pledges kindness.
12:30pm: Registration and Welcoming Ceremony at Hurt Park Elementary School
1:30pm: Walk begins in Hurt Park Neighborhood and will conclude at Wasena Park and Pavilion
Disaster Preparedness American Red Cross Blood Drive
Have you considered becoming a blood donor? Are you at least 16 years of age?
Contribute to your community's blood supply or assist other blood donors with the process. Both roles are crucial to saving lives!
*Blood drive will be held on Friday, April 26 at Tanglewood Mall from 1:00-6:00pm*
Poverty Prevention CLOSED!!!
Habitat for Humanity, Saturday, April 27 from 8:00am-2:00pm
Help build a home for a family in need (must be at least 16)
Food preparation and serving lunch: 10:30am-1:30pm
Elderly Outreach CLOSED!!!
Raleigh Court Assisted Living or Our Lady of the Valley Assisted Living
Play games, socialize and have fun while spending time with the residents
Volunteers for Veterans at the VA Medical Hospital CLOSED!!!
Play games, socialize and have fun while honoring those who have served our country
Children’s Health and Welfare CLOSED!!!
Friday Night Friends at Cave Spring Baptist Church, Friday, April 26 from 6:00-9:00pm
Spend the evening playing games with children who have special needs
Education and Awareness Project Sticker Shock CLOSED!!!
Place stickers on alcohol containers in local stores displaying a warning about the penalties for providing alcohol to anyone under 21 years of age
Go Green: Environmental Enthusiasts CLOSED!!!
Clean Valley Council, Using environmental-friendly spray paint, volunteers will "stencil" messages onto community storm-drains about protecting waterways from waste draining into our rivers
Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 27 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Be part of this national event and assist with the local Drug Take-Back collection to keep our water safe and prevent the abuse of medications.
Celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up one of Roanoke’s Greenways that benefits everyone!
Hope Tree Family Services
Assist in a landscaping/beautification project to benefit this historic and charitable organization located in Salem, VA
Animal Activists Do you have a passion for animals? CLOSED!!!
Assist with animal care at one of two local shelters: Angels of Assisi or Roanoke Valley SPCA
Harmony Farms, April 27 from 9:30-11:30am
Home to over 200 cows, pigs, chickens, sheep and goats. This sanctuary is a great way to get involved to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education and advocacy.
In line with the mission of FSRV, Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is meant to empower youth ages 12-25 to impact their communities through volunteer efforts. GYSD is the largest volunteer initiative in the world. Youth Service America (YSA) and State Farm sponsor GYSD in Southwest Virginia. To learn more about YSA and GYSD, go to http://www.ysa.org/gysd.
Please support our efforts to promote Children's Health and Welfare through violence prevention, healthful living and the promotion of safe teen driving. Just click the "Click and Pledge" button below to make a donation and invest in the well-being of the Roanoke Valley's youth!
Global Youth Service Day is generously presented by WSLS-10 and Jammin'JJS
Global Youth Service Day is generously sponsored at the national level by Youth Service America and State Farm Insurance.
Global Youth Service Day is generously sponsored at the local level by Oakey's Funeral Service & Crematory, Southeast RCAP, First Citizen's Bank, MajestaCare, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, and Coots, Cross, Lavinder and Quinn Family Dentistry.
Global Youth Service Day is generously supported by the following businesses:
Family Service of Roanoke Valley is proud to be a Partner Agency of the United Ways of Roanoke Valley and Franklin County.