Good Deeds Day sparks Volunteer Week April 16th thru April 22nd. The global celebration unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.

Hundreds of thousands plan to participate in the Day on April 16th in support of Global Changemakers by doing something good to improve the lives of others and positively change the world. In the United States and Canada, Good Deeds Day kicks off National Volunteer Week.

Good Deeds Day
Good Deeds Day is April 16th

“I believe that if people will think good, speak good and do good, the circles of goodness will grow in the world.” — Shari Arison, business woman & philanthropist

Good Deeds Day was initiated in 2007 by businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison, and launched and organized by Ruach Tova (NGO), a part of The Ted Arison Family Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Arison Group. Last year, the Celebratory Day had 3,900,000 participants from 109  countries take part in 15,000 projects.

Good Deeds Day sparks volunteerism
Good Deeds Day kicks off National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week, powered by Points of Light was established in 1974 in the U.S. to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to tackle tough challenges, and build stronger, more resilient communities. The celebratory week shines a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve, recognizing and thanking volunteers who lend their time, talent and voice to make a difference in their communities. Volunteer Week has grown exponentially each year. Every sitting President since its inception issues a special proclamation in honor of volunteers. A number of awards are presented for outstanding service including the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The theme for 2023 is Celebrate Service – an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve. Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their passion and turn it into meaningful change. When we each answer the call to make a difference, we make progress in solving our most persistent problems and create stronger communities and a more just society.


There are many ways to participate. Salute yourself, a friend, neighbor or colleague you know who exemplifies volunteerism. Honor someone you admire for  volunteering or share your favorite cause on social media.

By celebrating volunteers and their work, it is the hope to inspire more people to donate their time to local, national or global causes. A perfect time to find an opportunity to volunteer yourself in your community or take part on a larger scale, so take advantage.

There’s no time like the present. Find your passion point and Volunteer today! — We are Socially Sparked®! — Tweet us @sosparkednews & @asparks01