Wednesday, Sept. 11, is the 2019 National Day of Service and Remembrance, a federally-recognized day of unity and charitable service.
The 18th annual observance is asking American citizens and residents, locally and nationally, to volunteer in their communities, donate to charities or perform other good deeds in tribute to the individuals lost and injured in the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks, first responders and the many who have risen in service to defend freedom since then.
Johnson County relies on volunteers in many ways to provide services and help residents with a wide range of opportunities. Volunteers for Human Services deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound residents and provide transportation to residents in need through Catch-a-Ride. Volunteers are always needed at Johnson County Library, Developmental Supports, Park & Recreation District, K-State Extension Office and other departments which provide public services, programs or activities.
In 2018, 14,624 volunteers provided almost 586,000 hours of community service throughout Johnson County.
Anyone who wishes to be a part of Johnson County Government’s volunteer programs should visit the “Residents” section of the county’s website at jocogov.org.