Golden Key
United We Serve

United We Serve

Golden Key's Pillar of Service

Step up. Stand out. Make a difference. Make the world a better place. Serve your country. Give of yourself. Stand up for what you believe in. Inspire others. Make an impact. Throughout our lives, we’re bombarded with messages, pleading, commanding and motivating us to give back to our communities and the world at large. Golden Key members have internalized these messages and made community service a regular part of our lives.


Planting Trees

Service Opportunities

We aim to make a positive difference both locally and globally. Golden Key chapters perform more than 180,000 community service hours each year, and since Society membership is a reward for academic achievement, the service projects and charities it promotes are primarily focused on education. Learn more about opportunities to participate in literacy-related projects.

Student Project

Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an international event that takes place once a year and celebrates the contributions of youth to their communities through volunteering. Golden Key is an active participant in this special day, as its members organize local service events focused on learning. GYSD will take place over the weekend of 11-13 of April. Learn how you can be a part of GYSD and be eligible for an award.


2012 400 Chapters
Student Hallway

Make a Difference Day

Make A Difference Day is the United State’s largest community service initiative hosted annually. 2013 was the 23rd annual mark of the event, and took place on Saturday October 26, 2013. More than 100 Golden Key chapters participate in Make A Difference Day each year.