Volunteering is an American tradition. In fact, Benjamin Franklin created the first volunteer fire department in 1736.
What we recognize today as volunteerism hit its stride in the early 1900s when the Rotary Club, Kiwanis and the Lions Club were all formed. Today, being a volunteer continued to be an American value. Tens of millions of Americans donate their time and talents to create stronger communities in a time of great division in society.
Community volunteering brings people together. Find an organization or local cause and start volunteering today!