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Wordless Wednesday: Volunteers In All Shapes and Sizes

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National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is a chance for Americans to recognize the volunteers within their community. Here on the blog, that's exactly what we hope to do with our posts this week.

Today, this Wordless Wednesday features photos of all kinds of volunteers. Do you have a favorite volunteering photo? Share it with us on the Facebook!

Seattle University, Serve Seattle Fall Quarter 2009.Freshman Kecia Sako pulls out invasive ivy plants from a hillside of Cheasty Greenspace in Seattle for Serve Seattle on Sept. 26. Sako was one of about 450 Seattle University students to roll up their sleeves to beautify the community for the annual day of service. It was a record turnout for the event, sponsored by the Center for Service and Community Engagement, in partnership with Magis, Housing and Residence Life, and New Student and Family Programs.

Two active duty servicemen participate in a Habitat for Humanity homebuild alongside veterans, volunteers, and other members of the military community.

First Lady Michelle Obama helps two children fill care packages designed to encourage children to lead healthy summers at the launch of Let's Read. Let's Move. on June 8, 2010.

An adult helps two children paritipate in a KaBOOM! playground build in Washington, D.C.

An RSVP member works in a call center during recovery efforts after the April, 2011 Joplin tornado.

Together, volunteers erect the structure of a new home built by Habitat for Humanity in post Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.

Fraternity members distribute coats to the local homeless on MLK Day 2011.

Students participate in a service-learning project outside with Learn and Service America, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.


President Barack Obama participates in a September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance school revitalization project in Washington D.C. on September 11, 2010.

Wordless Wednesday is a regular feature on Serve.Gov that shines the spotlight on spectacular projects and organizations by telling their story through photos alone. Find previous entries here, here and here.

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