On Saturday, March 24, Heifer's community volunteer program launched its first multi-city community engagement event, Spring Into Action. Designed to reenergize current volunteers and recruit new volunteers, this event attracted more than 350 people in 17 locations across the country, including Seattle, Washington;  Westbrook, Maine;  Los Angeles, California; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Serinda Swan at LA Spring Into Action Event

In addition to updates from Heifer and sharing of resource materials, participants heard presentations from representatives of schools, congregations, civic groups, and others who are ambassadors for Heifer in their communities. Current volunteers expressed renewed motivation for their work on Heifer's behalf, while those new to Heifer's volunteer program were excited to learn about the many and varied ways individuals and groups can be involved with Heifer.

Expected to become an annual event, Heifer's first Spring Into Action was definitely a success, attracting more than 125 new volunteers and new potential area volunteer coordinators in several key areas.

If you missed our Spring Into Acton 2012 event, keep your eye out for it next year! Or you can learn more about Heifer's national community volunteer program and apply online to be a volunteer today.

View more Spring Into Action photos on our Flickr account.

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Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.