Governor Janet Mills is encouraging the people of Maine to participate in a statewide “Day of Service” on Saturday, January 5.

“Service comes in many forms — whether running for office, stepping up to volunteer, or working for the public good,” said Mills. “This Saturday, I hope people across Maine will join me in coming together to demonstrate that we are willing to roll up sleeves and get to work in leading Maine in a new, better direction by engaging in community service projects that will make us a happier, healthier, more prosperous state for today and tomorrow.”

The Mills Transition Team has partnered with the Maine Commission of Community Service and various agencies and non-profits to identify specific projects and activities that volunteers can participate in across all of Maine’s 16 counties. Mainers can visit www.janetmills.com/dayofservice to search for and sign up for community service projects and activities. Projects range from serving meals to supporting food drives, coaching youth basketball, clearing snow and installing fire detectors.