volunteering

  1. Tips & Advice

    You don't need to be a foster parent to change a child's life

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    There are so many foster children in our communities who have either been placed in foster care temporarily or are looking for their...
  2. Cause & Community

    Making time for volunteer work

    My friend Karen was stressed out and unhappy over an obligation that had fallen into her lap. She and her husband David were...
  3. School & Education

    How to organize a food drive

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    Hosting a food drive is a great way to give back to the community — especially to the most vulnerable in our society. Here are some...
  4. Family Fun

    Participate in national Family Volunteer Day

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    National Family Volunteer Day is a great time to gather your family behind a cause that's close to your heart. Volunteering together...
  5. Family Fun

    10 Ways to make Halloween charitable

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    Kids look forward to Halloween but many adults wish there was something more to it than the expensive costumes and sugary treats....
  6. Parenting

    Do Something harnesses the power of teens

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    Want to see the power of over 1 million teens? Do Something has that many teens in their back pocket, and they utilize the power of...
  7. Family Fun

    Summer service projects for kids

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    The long days of summer often provide some much needed down time for kids, but sometimes that downtime can lead to boredom.
  8. Living

    The Rwanda experience: More than giving

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    When SheKnows videographer Ted Willis had the unique opportunity to document his trip with Food for the Hungry to Rwimbogo, Rwanda,...
  9. Travel

    Coolest volunteer abroad opportunities

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    Want to get more out of your next trip and lend a helping hand while you're at it? We're rounding up some of the most fun and...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Secrets of involved moms

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    You know those moms who always seem to be helping in the school library, planning a school event and coaching soccer? They are...
  11. Family Fun

    How to support your local library

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    In honor of National Library Week from April 14-20, we encourage you to rally around your local book nook. You don't have to donate...
  12. Kids Activity Center

    5 Ideas for Big Help projects

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    Taylor Swift may have scored The Big Help Award at last year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, but with a little inspiration, your...
  13. K-12

    The politics of parent-teacher organizations

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    Joining the parent-teacher organization at your child’s school is a great way to be actively involved in your child’s...
  14. Tips & Advice

    5 Socially responsible family New Year's resolutions

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    It’s pretty easy to come up with New Year’s resolutions that target your wallet or your waistline. Resolving to give...
  15. Parenting

    4 Holiday volunteering opportunities for teens

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    Get your teens involved with holiday giving this season. Volunteering offers teens a rewarding, enriching way to make the most of...
  16. Parenting

    Giving back: Holiday charity projects for teens

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    School is out and the holidays are in full gear. Your teen may have visions of being lazy dancing in his head, but isn’t there...
  17. Tips & Advice

    Work with your kids to support victims of superstorm Sandy

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    As millions of Americans struggle to recover from the devastating effects of superstorm Sandy, learn what your family can do to help...
  18. Living

    Volunteering app Cause.it rewards do-gooders

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    Cause.it, an interactive mobile app launched during SXSW Interactive in Austin, hopes its rewards will encourage users to do good.
  19. Family Fun

    Why do you volunteer in the classroom?

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    With school budgets under ever increasing stress, and cuts happening in even the wealthiest of school districts, volunteering in the...
  20. Living

    The Trevor Project prevents LGBTQ teen suicide

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    Regardless of political or religious beliefs, hearts will break when we read the headlines that someone has taken his or her own life.