Be a Part of National Volunteer Week, Social Justice Week and Earth Week in April!

Social Justice Week is a week sponsored by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership and the Office of Community and Civic Engagement is supported by UM Alternative Breaks and UM Invisible Children. SJW hopes to raise awareness and opportunities for advocacy on the UM campus for a variety of social justice issues. It is a student-led initiative that brings together diverse individuals and student leaders to shed light on their passions.

This year’s Social Justice Week will be taking place from April 16 – April 20, 2012.

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week has grown exponentially in scope each year since, drawing the support and endorsement of all subsequentU.S.presidents, governors, mayors and other respected elected officials. National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. National Volunteer Week is about taking action, encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change—discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to foster positive transformation. National Volunteer Week is not only our moment in time to celebrate our volunteers, but to enable a nation to share ideas, practices, and stories, wherever they happen, and shaping a movement to re-imagine the notion of citizenship for the 21st century.

This year’s National Volunteer Week is from April 16 – 21, 2012.

For additional information, please visit the Butler Center website.