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7 Initiatives By Students and Teachers That Are Making Waves Outside The Classroom

Posted 05.24.2016 | Education

Some 6 million students attend California’s 10,000-plus public schools -- the largest state school system in the country. Across districts large and...

Joi Gordon On Volunteering Your Way to A New Career

Ellevate | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women

The best time to explore the possibilities is when you can volunteer. Find out what you're passionate about, and give your time and your talent to that.

5 Key Lessons for Engaging Gen X and Boomer Volunteers Online

Nancy LeaMond | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Nancy LeaMond

Many nonprofits dream of expanding their volunteer ranks with individuals who bring decades of life and work experience -- as well as commitment and passion. What those organizations may not realize is that these ideal candidates are out there... en masse!

The Important Thing We Are Missing

Kristen Welch | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Kristen Welch

In an effort to make family a priority and give our kids what we didn't have, we've become a child-focused culture. In many ways, we've lost our purpose. 

18 Amazing Ways To Give Back With $5 Or More

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Whether you have a few bucks or a hundred-dollar bill, here are easy ways to help out. By Arianna Davis If you have $5... Help send an anti-...

How To Do Good On Your Next Vacation

Next Avenue | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Oswald Nine volunteer programs to expand your cultural horizons at home and abroad Clearing debris from...

Why We're Starting Nametag Day on June 1 in NYC

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Michael Morgenstern

A few times I sat on the subway, wondering what the scene would look like if everyone were wearing a nametag. Nicer. Friendlier. "This is something I should propose to the mayor," I thought... or maybe some large bank or other group. Someone ought to do it, that's for sure.

How I Met The Son I Never Knew I Had

Ken Budd | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Ken Budd

I'm here because I'm trying to live a life that matters. Because my father, the best man I've ever known, died suddenly, a heart attack stealing his life. I'm here because it seems I'll never be a father myself. And so I find myself asking questions.

Bears, Harry Potter and the Kindness of Americans

Michelle Nunn | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

Bears and cavities were hardly the only dangers we faced this summer as my husband and I packed up our kids for a seven-week, 5,500-mile trek across the country. Beyond mere survival, what did we hope to accomplish and what did we learn?

The 'Ideal' Website to Find Your Next Job or Volunteer Opportunity

Jesse Seaver | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

Founder Ami Dar, a globetrotter who was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Peru and Mexico, and now lives in New York, started the site with a vision of creating a global network of people and organizations hoping to make a difference.

How I Got My Groove Back

Molly Blake | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Molly Blake

Particularly during this hum-drum economy, having glaring gaps in a resume is foolish, especially when volunteer opportunities are abundant. And I'm not alone in the belief that true volunteer work in your chosen profession is worth mentioning.

Exercising Your Caring Heart

Ana Forrest | Posted 03.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Ana Forrest

I encourage everyone to volunteer and share the gifts they have to offer. If you want to teach yoga, then find someone who needs more attention, who for whatever reason can't come to a regular class. Volunteer your time.

Top 10 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Break

| Posted 12.15.2011 | Home

Want to 'Get Ur Good On' during the holidays? Miley Cyrus's organization -- which connects youth to volunteer opportunities -- shared with us their ul...

Gearing Up for Make A Difference Day 2011

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Make A Difference Day is this Saturday, October 22nd! What will you be doing to participate?

All for Good: A New "Craigslist for Service"

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

A group of individuals, inspired by President Obama's vow to make service a "a central cause" of his presidency, have banded together to create a new website that aims to become a craigslist for service. It's called All For Good.