volunteering

  1. Tweens, Teens & College

    Volunteering opportunities for teens

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    Most teens must complete community service requirements for graduation and school organizations. Help your child find meaningful...
  2. Family Activities

    Roosevelt Park Zoo in Minot

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    Get your hands dirty this summer by volunteering to rebuild one of the country’s most amazing animal conservation centers.
  3. Family Activities

    Get your kids off the couch and involved in charity work

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    We all want to raise respectful, kind children who are willing to help those in need. You can instill the idea of helping others and...
  4. Dogs

    How (and why) to volunteer with your dog

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    Think about the warm and fuzzies your pooch brings you -- and share that feeling with others!
  5. Children's Health

    Teen addiction: Volunteering decreases substance abuse in teens

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    Having trouble with your rebellious teen? Get them involved in community volunteer work. A new study from the University of Missouri...
  6. Travel

    Top 5 volunteer trip destinations

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    Studies show that volunteering can increase an individual’s sense of well-being, alleviate chronic pain and reduce depression....
  7. Living

    Teaching compassion through the holidays

    As the holiday season moves into full swing, it's often the time of the year that brings to mind what you can get, get, get... and...
  8. Children's School & Education

    Tips on hosting a foreign exchange student

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    It is possible to expose your children to an international education, the cultures of others and still stay at home. How you ask?...
  9. Family Activities

    10 Frugal family fun ideas

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    As parents, we can easily get wrapped up planning big, elaborate and expensive outings with our children to places like the circus...
  10. Family Activities

    Fun family weekend activities

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    Finding time to spend together during the course of a week can seem next to impossible for the average family between work, school,...
  11. Community & Human Services

    5 Community-improvement programs to join

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    Community improvement programs vary in their organizational structures -- from large, corporate-sponsored programs to local...
  12. Parenting Advice & Columns

    It's okay to say no sometimes

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    For those very involved in the community, it can be hard to say no. It can be hard not to be involved. When you are passionate and...
  13. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Getting involved beyond the PTA

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    School-related volunteering is one of the first ways many moms get involved in their communities. They are terrific! Schools could...
  14. Parenting Advice & Columns

    Dealing with your local mom nemesis

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    She’s there at every PTA meeting -- sitting on the opposite side, literally and figuratively. She’s giving you the stink eye...or so...
  15. Monday Mom Challenge

    Monday Mom challenge: Give yourself a community involvement review

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    None of us lives in a vacuum. Whether you live in the big city or deeply rural, you are part of a community -- one that hopefully...
  16. Adventure Travel

    Go wild! Volunteer vacations to help wildlife

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    Stumped for something fun and original to do on your next family vacation? If your clan is a pack of animal-lovers with a taste for...
  17. Age by Age

    Make philanthropy part of your kids’ lives

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    Being short on disposable income doesn’t mean you can’t teach your child about empathy, philanthropy and the importance of helping...
  18. Fashion & Style

    5 Simple rules for feeling younger

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    No one loves the idea of wrinkles or a less-than-glowing complexion, but what about feeling younger? Forget lotions and potions....
  19. SheKnows TV: City Guide

    Volunteer vacations for families in the U.S.

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     If you're looking to strengthen your family bonds and teach your kids the importance of helping others, consider taking a family...