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International Volunteer Day

Volunteerism: a beacon of hope in troubling times?

Richard Dictus | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Richard Dictus

People who lose sleep over the future of our planet, the lives of more than 60 million refugees and the fate of future generations - these are the peo...

Volunteer to Save the World, Starting at Home

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 12.04.2016 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

There are no limits to who can volunteer and the good that volunteers can accomplish. Every good deed, no matter how small, is significant, and micro-level deeds of service add up to a macro-level difference.

International Volunteer Day Highlights the Power of Giving Back

Ryan Scott | Posted 12.03.2016 | Impact
Ryan Scott

International Volunteer Day (IVD) gives volunteers a chance to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels.

Looking for a Job? Step Away From the Computer and Volunteer

Stefan Cornibert | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Stefan Cornibert

Looking back, if there's one piece of advice I could offer to jobseekers this International Volunteer Day, it's that volunteering can have as much value for the volunteer as it does for the community or organization they serve.

Here's A Great Way To Tell If Your Date Is A Jerk

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

It's OK to put a little sexy into service. Research has shown that young people are more likely to volunteer their time if their friends join in. B...

Why Volunteer?

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Benjamin Orbach

Today, on International Volunteer Day, we celebrate the contributions of volunteers all over the world to improving our communities, whether those efforts are focused locally, nationally, or globally. 62 million Americans volunteered last year, that's close to 25 percent of the population over the age of 12!

Connecting Talent With a Greater Purpose: It Matters

Scott Schwaitzberg | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Scott Schwaitzberg

From the perspective of a nonprofit, finding smart, passionate, and talented people to work with you for free is a clear win. But why do professionals engage in skills-based volunteering and pro bono projects?

Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Cheapflights | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapfligh...

5 Pieces of Advice for Volunteering Internationally

Benjamin Orbach | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Benjamin Orbach

There is a lot to do to prepare for a successful experience. In honor of International Volunteer Day, and in an effort to develop more impactful partnerships, I offer these five pieces of advice to Americans planning to volunteer internationally.

Promises to Keep

Kevin F. F. Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kevin F. F. Quigley

On International Volunteer Day, we must rekindle President Kennedy's founding vision. But effectively building a lasting peace and global prosperity requires new thinking, new approaches and a renewed commitment by all of us.

Canada Encourages Public Service On International Volunteer Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since Barack Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, politicians and other public figures have encouraged Americans of all stripes to give their t...