How do I start Serve the City in my city?

Are you interested in starting Serve the City in your city?

In each city, Serve the City is led by a City Leader who forms a Core Team to build partnerships with local non-profit associations in order to create projects where people can volunteer. Serve the City provides resources, coaches and a network of other cities to learn more about how to create projects, make connections in your city, and much more!

Thanks to years of experience in many cities around the world, Serve the City has developed numerous resources to help City Leaders grow their Serve the City movement through 5 Life Stages: Interest, Starting, Active, Sustainable, and Hub. Serve the City teams are connected to the global movement by participation in a network or national movement. Monthly calls keep everyone connected.

Are you interested in being a City Leader? Or maybe you see yourself more as a member of a Core Team? Either way, the first step is to determine if there is a vision and values fit for you with Serve the City. You can already discover a lot by listening to one of our podcasts and reading stories from Serve the City around the world (on our news page). After doing so, if you want to move forward you can enroll in our interest course on our Focus learning platform, or if would like to connect with one of our coaches to learn more please email for the next step!

Three steps to start STC in your city!

  • Step 1: INTRO hour Webinar

    Register for our next INTRO hour Webinar, or contact us for a one-on-one meeting to learn more.

  • Step 2: Enroll in the Interest Course

    Join the next learning cohort or take the course on your own, this course will introduce you to all of the values, vision, and mission of Serve the City and provide you with all of the resources to start your first "Warm up" serve event.

  • Step 3: Just do it!

    During the interest course, you and your core team can start planning your "First Serve", a public event where you invite others to join you, followed up with your "Second Serve".

Resources we can provide you with

Serve the City has learned much since we began in Brussels in 2005. You do not have to recreate the wheel, we are here to help, and motivate your dreams! We have an incredible team to get you started and keep you running. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just ask!

Global Website

No need to hire a web designer, we provide you with a website. All you need to do is focus on your content.

Online Training

Through our plateform FOCUS, you have access to quality online courses to learn about projects, volunteer management, fundraising, partnerships with corporations and much more!


Serve the City has a network of national leaders and regional coordinators to help you through each step of the process. You’ll get insight from experience, ideas, and we can visit you!

IT Solutions and Support

Serve the City has all of the solutions to get you started, and keep you running smoothly. From Microsoft Office, collaboration suites, and even you won’t be wondering what’s best to use.

Don’t wait, get in touch now!

If you you’re interested in starting Serve the City in your city sign up today for the next INTRO info hour or contact us using the form below!

Unable to make the next INTRO info hour webinar or one is not scheduled at the moment? We’re here to help, we’re here to connect, and if you’re interested you’ll get the support you need! Fill out the form, or email us ( and we’ll set up a meeting to discuss how you can get Serve the City started in your city now!

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