Kate Lincoln is a child protection lawyer in the UK who came to Leros this summer on vacation. But upon learning about the refugee crisis there, she felt called to stay and serve. She has been working with the refugees ever since.
Volunteering doesn't require a huge commitment of time, money or effort. You can choose to volunteer once a month, once a week, or once a year. What's important is to find the right fit of enthusiasm, time and effort that works best for you.
There are few things that bring people together like volunteering. Seeing the benefit it brings to the community and the individual is incredibly rew...
Looking ahead to 2016, we at CECP see an even more vital role for business in the process of developing solutions to meet the challenges of our time and committing the resources needed to affect the mutually desired positive change.
In an era in which we have a polarized country with political parties that cannot agree on much, there are many societal problems that can be addressed and/or improved upon if we, as Americans, all commit to service on a regular basis.
It's important to recognize that the top talent and new client prospects you're chasing are taking a close look at you, too, analyzing how seriously your company takes its role as a citizen on the global stage.
Do you feel like you never have enough time? According to Dr. Kathleen Vohs, 47 percent of Americans say they are starved for time. It's an epidemic s...
The truth is that being in service is a gift always available to each of us. When we look for accounts of it, we get to witness it wherever we go, because we are the source of it. It goes where we go because we embody such qualities.
Volunteering remains strong across the nation, with 62.8 million Americans (1-in-4 adults) giving their time to an organization, donating 7.96 billion hours that valued at nearly $184 billion in 2014.
All of the volunteers I have crossed paths with in my role at Common Threads, the nonprofit organization that I co-founded, have one thing in common -- passion. When individuals have an opportunity to advance a cause they are passionate about, it is a powerful thing.
Memories of our bedtimes don't go away. They aren't written down anywhere and sometimes it's a stretch to pull them up if we go looking for them. But once in a while a memory is triggered and comes rushing to the forefront, spilling over into our present.
Chai Xi is from Beijing, China's capital, where she studied accounting and economics. After working for eight years in finance with various international organizations, she joined the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mission in South Sudan in July, 2013.
In Nigeria there's trouble to the north. An Islamist terrorist group devastates vulnerable communities, massacring residents and bombing public places. The group is incoherent, ideologically absurd, and deadly. In six years it has claimed over ten thousand lives.
With the San Bernardino tragedy unfolding on our television screens and fear of Muslims, hence refugees, at DefCon 5 I felt I had to share my recent experience volunteering in Syrian refugee camps as a journalist, but more importantly, as a mother.
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.
#GivingTuesday 2015 proved to be another extremely successful year for the global movement that began in 2012. Estimates of online giving on #GivingTu...