volunteering

  1. 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...
  2. Family Activities

    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...
  3. Family Activities

    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....
  4. Tweens, Teens & College

    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...
  5. Family Activities

    Summer service projects for kids

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    The long days of summer often provide some much needed downtime for kids, but sometimes that downtime can lead to boredom....
  6. Community & Human Services

    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,...
  7. 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...
  8. Mom & Dad

    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...
  9. Activities for Kids

    How to support your local library

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    In honor of National Library Week from April 14 to 20, we encourage you to rally around your local book nook. You don't have to...
  10. 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...
  11. School Age Kids

    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 education. But...
  12. Mom & Dad

    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 back can...
  13. Tweens, Teens & College

    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...
  14. Tweens, Teens & College

    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...
  15. Parenting 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...
  16. Arts & Culture

    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.
  17. 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...
  18. Community & Human Services

    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...
  19. Food & Recipes

    8 Ways you can help fight hunger

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    Millions in America are hungry, but even one person can help make a difference.
  20. Animal Welfare

    Volunteer with your local animal shelter

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    People aren’t the only ones who need help and care at shelters. There are literally thousands of owner-less dogs that need love and...