By Navani Otero
It's officially summertime (cue in DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince in the background). It's the time of year when your days are filled with sunburns, BBQs and free outdoor events. But when you tire of all the above, what will you do?
If we know you at all, we think you'll want to add something meaningful to the mix — something like getting active locally, for example. We all heard President Obama's call for service during the campaign (and even on Inauguration night), and MTV is here to make it as easy as possible for you to make your community a better place to live.
Introducing Serve.MTV.com, a new resource to help you get started.
The site, which launched today, was created in conjunction with the "All for Good" campaign, which is serving as the backbone of President Obama's just-launched "United We Serve" initiative. "All for Good" brings together the nation's best and brightest in technology and the non-profit world to create a space for you to connect with volunteering opportunities wherever you call home. Some organizations involved include Craigslist, Google, Facebook, Idealist, the Points of Light Institute, MeetUp, Network for Good, Organizing for America, Sierra Club, The Extraordinaries and USAService.org.
We know you might not have money to give to charity, and that's okay, because with Serve.MTV.com, you give something more valuable and important: You. You can find activities near you based on the issues you're most interested in and how much time you have to spare, even if it's only a few hours here and there. Maybe channel your inner rapper and help kids write poetry, or use your chic fashion sense to help dress people going back to the workforce. Whatever your passion is, there is a place to use it at Serve.MTV.com.
Are you ready to make a difference? Check out Serve.MTV.com now to find out how you can start making an impact in your community today.
Also check out the All For Good widget below, which you can embed on your personal page to keep track of what's going on in your area.