On Saturday, April 22, 2017, sign up to volunteer in your local community and become part of our movement.

 

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 join hundreds of volunteers in supporting our communities

Korean American Service Day (KA Service Day) is an annual occasion for Korean Americans and their families, friends, and networks to support their local communities through one coordinated day of service, with the aim to:

  • Rally Korean Americans and their networks to join together and make a difference
  • Forge long-term relationships between volunteers and their local community organizations
  • Increase exposure for Korean American civic engagement and service in all underserved communities

Now in its third year, KA Service Day has brought together hundreds of volunteers across seven cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Seoul) to build and strengthen our communities.

Join the movement!

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Sign up for a KASD Event in your city

Organizations which have participated in past KA Service Days:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Korean American Service Day and why should I participate?

Korean American Service Day (KA Service Day) is an annual occasion for Korean Americans and their families, friends and networks to support their local communities through one coordinated day of service.  KA Service Day aims to:

  • Rally Korean Americans and their networks to join together and make a difference in just one day
  • Forge long-term relationships between volunteers and their local community organizations
  • Increase exposure for Korean American civic engagement and service in all underserved communities

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, join hundreds of volunteers in supporting our communities.  Join the movement!

How do I sign up?

Go to the "Sign Up" section of the website, click on your city and browse the list of volunteer opportunities.  All KA Service Day events are hosted through Eventbrite and you can sign up to volunteer through Eventbrite.  Please ensure you review the restrictions for each event to ensure everyone meets the volunteer requirements.  Once you sign up, be sure to check our Facebook page for updates.  

If you are not located in one our volunteer cities for 2017, send us an email at kaserviceday@gmail.com and tell us to add your city to our 2018 list!  You can also submit your own event (see the "Submit an Event" section").

Is this event open to non-Korean Americans? 

Of course! KA Service Day is open to all family and friends. We urge everyone to participate in this event!

Can I bring family and friends with me?

All family and friends are welcome but please be sure to sign up each participant who joins you. Please also ensure you review the restrictions for each event to ensure everyone meets the volunteer requirements.

What are other ways I can help support KA Service Day?

Please encourage your family and friends to join.  Also, if you know about any organizations which might want to partner with us, you can create and submit your own volunteer event (see the "Submit an Event" section") or just send us an email at kaserviceday@gmail.com.  You can also donate money to our movement using the "Donate" link above.

What kinds of events are available to volunteers?

We have worked with numerous community organizations to identify a wide variety of volunteer opportunities which take place at various times and locations and require different commitment levels. Most importantly, our opportunities meet critical needs across the cities, allowing you to work with children, adults or seniors.  Volunteer events range from working in food pantries to tutoring to outdoor restoration projects.  To learn more about our volunteer opportunities, see the "Sign Up" section and browse the list of volunteer events.

What should I wear and bring with me to the volunteer event?

Some events may have specific requirements so please carefully review the details listed for each event.  In general, you should wear comfortable closed-toe footwear, dress appropriately for the weather, and avoid wearing any loose jewelry. Since available storage at many volunteer sites is minimal, it is strongly recommended that you bring few personal items with you.

If I sign up for a volunteer opportunity but want to make a change, what should I do?

You can change your volunteer registration directly via Eventbrite.  You can also directly email us at kaserviceday@gmail.com and we’ll help you implement any changes.

If I sign up for a volunteer opportunity but have to cancel, what should I do?

That’s OK. We understand that things come up. However, it is very important that you de-register as soon as possible so that another volunteer can take your place. Our community organizations are relying upon us and we do not want to let them down. You can cancel your volunteer registration directly via Eventbrite.  You can also directly email us at kaserviceday@gmail.com

 
 

Submit an event for KA Service Day 2017

If you are a non-profit and want to host your own KASD event, please create the listing on Eventbrite by following these instructions:

  • Log into your Eventbrite account (or create a new one if you don't already have one).
  • Click "Create an Event" on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Name your event "KASD2017 - your event name".  You must include "KASD2017" in the title of your event in order for our volunteers to find it.
  • Enter the address and time for your event.  All events need to be on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The event time should match the time you would like volunteers to be working with the non-profit organization.
  • Add an event image.  This can be your non-profit logo or a picture that might resemble what volunteers will be doing.
  • Enter the event description.  We recommend providing quick background about your organization and/or your organization's mission statement.  Include any special restrictions (e.g., physical requirements, dress code, etc.) and any additional information volunteers may need.
  • In Section 2 of the form, click "Free Ticket" for event type.  Type in "Volunteers" for ticket type and input the maximum number of volunteers that can be hosted at the event.
  • In Section 3 of the form, ensure that the event is set for "Public page".  Choose "Other" for event type and choose "Charity & Causes" for event topic.
  • Check the box that says "Show the number of remaining tickets on your event listing"
  • After you save the event make sure the event it "Live".  If it is not live, click on the "Publish Event" button.
  • Share the link to your Facebook page and tag @kaserviceday.   This will help us publicize your event to potential volunteers.
  • If you need any further assistance, you can email us at kaserviceday@gmail.com