JustServe is a website and app connecting volunteers with organizations looking for help. The groups include nonprofit, government, religious, community, educational and charitable organizations with needs to fill. In 2021, 2,500 new organizations registered with JustServe.
Throughout 2021, Latter-day Saints and their neighbors spent countless hours volunteering through JustServe.org — engaging in community service and ministering in their own communities through projects large and small. Also, 62,000 new local community volunteers registered, and 21,500 new projects were created.
Some of those projects covered by the Church News for 2021 included connecting with Syrian refugees, collecting stuffed animals for charity, organizing birthday supplies for foster children, buying new toys for kids in need, gathering winter clothing for homeless families, making Christmas ornaments for flood victims, cleaning up around communities, assembling meals, delivering valentines, tying quilts and a National Day of Service and Remembrance.
For projects and volunteers, in differing stages in the following countries and territories: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Hungary, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Argentina. Will soon be released in Chile.
Projects in those countries could be providing service for people anywhere in the world.
Some examples in 2021
• Beaverton, Oregon: Church members and the Bilal Masjid Mosque collected more than 500 pounds of trash as part of city beautification. Read more about their experience.
• Layton, Utah: A local Relief Society leader coordinated with the St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church of Utah to serve together on the 9/11 day of service. See how it began.
• Schaumburg, Illinois: 356 volunteers from multiple faiths packed 85,538 meals. The effort will feed 234 children in Haiti and the Philippines for an entire year. Find out how they set up an approved food processing facility in a meetinghouse.