Many non-profits can only survive through volunteerism. Your time is a precious commodity to them. If you can't give money, give an hour or one day a month. If you're out of work, you might even find a new passion or connection.
Rather than volunteer, I wanted to try something different -- an event that would showcase an issue. One that would raise money, and, ultimately, would bring more people together to grow our budding community.
I am often asked how well our college of the liberal arts and sciences prepares students for jobs and careers. We like to think that a liberal arts education prepares students for life, and that jobs and careers are only one part of that.
I use the same two words: "Who cares?" -- not as a phrase, but as a question. And if I don't have an answer, I realize I don't know enough about this and I have to learn.
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.
By thinking globally and acting locally, you can make a difference this holiday season in the lives of families across the world, or across the street. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Holiday volunteers not only directly impact the lives of the people they serve, volunteering grants a competitive edge for the volunteers in the job market.
An organization that avoids overhead by paying employees nothing, avoids program evaluations and spends close to zero in technical infrastructure can't possibly be the best social investment.
As I listened to my grandmother's tales of the past, brave heroes and stubborn children, compassion and tolerance, I paid them little mind. Little did I know they would become so much more.
In the process of helping these organizations, however, a strange thing happened: they made our lives better too.
In order to create lasting change, we need to further the conversation and advocate for solutions that address the root causes of hunger and poverty.
This week, many Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving by carrying forward generations-old family or faith traditions – or by creating new ones. ...
Voluntourism is for those who want to revamp the common vacation format to include giving back, and gaining perspective on their own circumstances.
Whether you are home for the holidays, traveling or will be alone, you can still have a joyous time celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year with style and grace. Here are a few tips to make the most of the holiday season.
There is a common bond between all these invisible groups -- the lack of money and power. Consequently, they are without a voice.
The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.