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National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week Celebrates Individual Changemakers and the History of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Norman Hurns mentors elementary school boys on "life skills and character education" through Brothers Making a Difference, a program he created after he saw a need to inspire and motivate kids growing up in a city hit hard by changing economics and the shrinking auto industry -- Detroit.

Songs and Stories with a Purpose - What's Yours?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

A friend emailed me this week, asking if I had watched the Academy of Country Music Awards the night before -- and specifically what I thought of Tim ...

The New Attitude in Gratitude

Margot Pritzker | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Margot Pritzker

Many individuals seek volunteer opportunities for new reasons -- to expand their professional network, hone their skills and explore new opportunities. All in addition to making the world a better place.

Stories of Service

Tracy Hoover | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

The year was 1974. Hank Aaron had just broken Babe Ruth's home run record and UPC codes were introduced as a major new technological innovation. America was in an energy crisis, and in the midst of the Watergate scandal.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving: Don't Judge a Book (or a Volunteer Opportunity) By Its Cover

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.12.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

With National Volunteer Week starting today (April 12), it is important to remember all the things volunteers do.

Celebrate Service This National Volunteer Week

Ryan Scott | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

It's so clear to me that when people engage in improving their communities and helping others, the world shifts a bit -- not just for the community, but for the volunteer as well.

Top 3 Reasons Why Volunteers Are Special

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

This is the 40th Anniversary of National Volunteer Week -- a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. I have been actively...

Beyond Volunteering

Janet Riggs | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Janet Riggs

National Volunteer Week provides a time for honoring volunteers and a time to reflect upon the impact of public service in this country.

Valuing Volunteers

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Michael Piraino

The reward for volunteering is not measured in dollars. It is measured in lives lifted up. The lives of both those who are helped and those who volunteer.

These Kids Today

Christopher Fee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Christopher Fee

Many of them are choosing to build their lives around active, community-minded citizenship, whatever their eventual field of professional endeavor.

During National Volunteer Week, 'Look For The Helpers'

Michelle Nunn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Last week, as so many of us tried to make sense of the terrible events in Boston, this message from the beloved children's television host Fred Rogers...

Giving Students the Gift of a Prosperous Professional Future

Keith Peden | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Keith Peden

If the United States is going to produce the kind of qualified professionals that the job market demands, industry leaders must continue to donate their time to cultivating STEM passions in local student bodies.

Why I Volunteer

Fernie Tiflis | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Fernie Tiflis

My goal has always been simple: I want to help someone. To say that I want to change the world is too melodramatic, and frankly, a very exhausting and lofty goal.

National Volunteer Week Challenge: Submit Photos From All 50 States!

Posted 04.23.2012 | Impact

National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, isn't just about random acts of kindness. The movement urges you to make giving back part of your life. Volun...

National Volunteer Month: Celebrating the "New" Volunteerism

Michael Haberman | Posted 06.10.2012 | Impact
Michael Haberman

Not many people know that April is National Volunteer Month. It is equally important that we honor the people who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in our communities.

Lending All Hands to Haiti

Tim Jahnigen | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Tim Jahnigen

My colleagues and I at the One World Futbol Project are proud to be part of this exemplary volunteer effort. Join us in helping the citizens of Haiti by supporting these great organizations.

A Nation of Volunteers

Michael Piraino | Posted 06.10.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

Since 1974, U.S. presidents have proclaimed the second week of April as National Volunteer Week. This recognition honors the Americans who dedicate their time to make the world a better place.

American Cancer Society Volunteers Pledge Over 50,000 Volunteer Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the American Cancer Society is encouraging Americans across the country to pledge volunteer hours they plan...

The Heroes Who Choose to Do More Than Show Up

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, an apt occasion to pause and celebrate the millions of Americans who have seen the needs in their communities and asked, "what can I do to help?"

National Volunteer Week: Man May Hold Record For Most Volunteer Hours

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Throughout April, HuffPost Impact has been featuring stories of extraordinary volunteers for National Volunteer Month. Today, in honor of a nationally...

National Volunteer Month: 400,000 Plant Trees In India With Isha Foundation

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is a powerful character -- but wholly unintimidating. He frequently cracks jokes upon meeting a new group of people and his Bla...

Upgrade Your Neighborhood Playground: 5 Great Done-in-a-Day Projects for National Volunteer Week

Darell Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Darell Hammond

April 18 marks the beginning of National Volunteer Week--a great incentive to beautify your neighborhood playground, add more play elements and encour...

God's Love We Deliver Kicks Off National Volunteer Week In New York

NY1 | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hundreds of volunteers, elected officials, and celebrities gathered at God's Love We Deliver this morning to help kick off National Volunteer Week. T...