The best volunteer opportunities plus how to be a better volunteer, highlighting role models, innovation and best practices.

Working moms volunteer more!

August 12, 2008

I just find this data on national volunteering rates so interesting. From the Corporation for National & Community Service report, Volunteering in America 2007: About 29% of women volunteered last year, compared with about 23% Read More

Take school clothes to Manos TODAY!

August 6, 2008

This from the Las Comadres listserv: Folks, these kids need your help. WHAT THEY NEED: Shorts, pants, shirts, shoes, T-shirts, (new or gently used) and school supplies FOR WHOM: Kids 4 to 13 years old Read More

Would Obama’s volunteer proposal work?

March 31, 2008

It sounds like a great plan: To every college student who volunteers at least 100 hours a year give a $4000 tax credit that would be paid directly to that student’s college. Having just had a student Read More

Hispanics, stand up and be counted

February 18, 2008

The United Way wants to enlist more Central Texas Hispanics to volunteer, but first they need to know more about you. The agency has partnered with Adelante Soluntions to conduct a new, online survey that asks Read More

What it’s like to serve on a board

November 15, 2007

I think all 230 attendees of Greenlights’ Board Summit learned a lot about opportunities to serve, but there was one panel discussion in particular that was especially enlightening – the “What’s it like to serve Read More

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