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How Children Benefit from Volunteer Work

How Children Benefit from Volunteer Work

Helping others is a gift not only for those being helped, but for the volunteer as well. Therefore, many parents wonder how they can get their children to participate in volunteer work. How can a mother or father teach their children the value of volunteering and...

Floating Doctors: A Volunteering Spotlight

Floating Doctors: A Volunteering Spotlight

Floating Doctors is an organization that provides locum tenens medical and humanitarian aid services to poor, remote, underserved, as well as ravaged areas throughout the world. It was established nearly a decade ago, and its first mission involved the deployment of...

Helping During the Holidays: Christmas Volunteering

Helping During the Holidays: Christmas Volunteering

The winter holidays are a joyous time of year. However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have the extravagant festivities others get to experience time and time again. For financial and psychological reasons, Christmas can actually promote the winter blues or...

Volunteering Myths Debunked

Volunteering Myths Debunked

Nobody has ever argued that volunteerism is a negative thing. As a society, we have a soft spot for those who make a difference in the world without expecting anything in return. Charitable individuals volunteer their time, money, and effort to bring smiles,...

Making a Social Impact with Your Business

Making a Social Impact with Your Business

Larger businesses should understand the social responsibility they have to fulfill, particularly in societies in which they exist. Therefore, every business owner should strive to make a social impact in a unique way as part of a corporate social responsibility...

Best Volunteer Options for Teens

Best Volunteer Options for Teens

With the growing use of social media and popularity of internet, more and more opportunities are on the rise for people to help one another. Many communities have routine events for people to help others in the community or surrounding communities. There are usually...

The Best Fall Fundraisers

The Best Fall Fundraisers

With fall just around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin planning a fundraiser for your nonprofit organization. After school and before Thanksgiving is the ideal window of time to make sure people attend your event and get excited about what you are doing....

How to Decide Where to Volunteer

How to Decide Where to Volunteer

Volunteer work is an excellent opportunity to get involved in your local community and help those in need. There is an overabundance of organizations that are always looking for me people to serve. The tricky part comes when you are trying to navigate where it is you...

Top Suggestions for a Company Volunteer Day

Top Suggestions for a Company Volunteer Day

One way to get your employees more engaged in their local community is to host a volunteer day. On this day, everyone in your company will work together for a company-wide cause. Organizing a successful volunteer day for your company can be difficult given the...