June 4-11, 2022

Make a Difference Week

A Week of Global Restoration Action Hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration

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Make a Difference Week, hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), is an annual week of global restoration action where individuals and organizations from around the world host and participate in local volunteer restoration events. Through Make a Difference Week, everyone, everywhere has a chance to positively impact their local communities by engaging in hands-on restoration projects.

There are two ways to get involved with Make a Difference Week — either by hosting a volunteer restoration event during the week of June 4-11, 2022, or by volunteering with a local restoration event near you. Learn more about how to get involved below.

Host an Event

Interested in hosting a volunteer restoration event as part of this year’s Make a Difference Week? Get started by registering your event here.

Find an Event

Interested in volunteering with a restoration event near you during the week of June 4-11? Explore our interactive directory of events and plan your participation in this year’s Make a Difference Week.

Local Restoration Action With a Global Impact

Launched by SER in conjunction with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Make a Difference Week aims to make a positive ecological impact at the global scale through collective local action. Since 2021, Make a Difference Week event hosts and volunteers have engaged in a wide variety of restorative activities within a diverse array of ecosystems, doing everything from removing invasive species to collecting native seeds.

The inaugural Make a Difference Week, held in June 2021, had the following impact:

144

Projects

3,198

Volunteers

20,405

Total Work Hours

Engage With a Regional Coordinator

SER's Regional Coordinators are vital to the success of Make a Difference Week and can provide region-specific assistance to individuals and organizations interested in hosting volunteer events. We encourage prospective event hosts to contact Regional Coordinators with any questions.

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