LDS Charities Partnering with JustServe.org to Launch #YouCanDoSomething

Contributed By LDS Charities

  • 1 March 2019

#YouCanDoSomething, a joint effort by LDS Charities and JustServe.org, invites people to serve locally and donate to good causes globally to help change the world.

Article Highlights

  • #YouCanDoSomething invites people to serve locally and donate to good causes globally to help change the world.

“Each of us can have an impact in our communities. When we give our time to serving others, it brightens the world around us and our own lives. Opportunities to serve are everywhere.” —LDSCharities.org

LDS Charities has announced its partnership with JustServe.org to launch the #YouCanDoSomething initiative, inviting people to serve locally and donate to good causes globally to help change the world.

“Each of us can have an impact in our communities. When we give our time to serving others, it brightens the world around us and our own lives. Opportunities to serve are everywhere,” the announcement on LDSCharities.org states.

From March 1 through August 2019, LDS Charities and JustServe will highlight ways others are serving and provide ideas of how you can serve. You can search for service opportunities in your location by going to JustServe.org.

The most effective humanitarian work involves finding local solutions to local problems. When disasters or needs come up in communities or countries far away, the Church encourages members to donate to the global Humanitarian Aid fund to respond to those needs. And then members are asked to go and serve in their local communities.

“Many people wonder how they can help with the Church’s humanitarian efforts,” said Matt Heaps, a product manager with LDS Charities. “We’re so excited to partner with JustServe to inspire people to serve and then give them a place to find service opportunities.”

You can start by sharing one of the #YouCanDoSomething videos, which will be posted on the LDS Charities Facebook page and LDSCharities.org. Then commit to do something: find an organization and opportunity where you can volunteer locally.

So how can you get involved and inspire others to do the same? Check out these ideas:

You can follow the service of others and share your own experiences by using the hashtags #JustServe and #YouCanDoSomething.

For more information on how to find and volunteer with local organizations in your community, visit our How to Help page.

  • Think about your skills. What things are easy for you that may be hard for others?
  • Find a need or cause you are interested in. There are all kinds of organizations that use volunteers.
  • Research local organizations that meet that need. You can look on websites like JustServe, 211.org, or others.
  • Make a commitment to serve. It could be one night a month or a few hours each week.