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Four Books to Read Before Volunteering

Four Books to Read Before Volunteering

For some people, community service is something they feel obligated to do. For others, it’s something that they feel passsionate about doing as a means to change the world. Those who are passionate about volunteering should consider picking up these four books to...

How to Plan a Volunteering Vacation

How to Plan a Volunteering Vacation

During the summer, many people like to take a break from their lives and go on vacation. Whether it’s to the beach, the mountains, or a bustling a city, vacations are a great time to unwind. For those who are passionate about civic engagement, a vacation can also be a...

Three Types of Volunteer Abroad Programs

Three Types of Volunteer Abroad Programs

Most often, when you consider volunteer opportunities, you think of nonprofit organizations that help your local community, such as soup kitchens or animal shelters. While those opportunities give you the chance to make a change where you live, there are also...

How to Start a Local Group

How to Start a Local Group

If you’re looking to meet more members of your community or find a group of people who share a common interest, starting a local group is a great way to fulfill those needs. Here are four things to know to get started creating a group in your community.   Pick a...

Benefits of Getting your Children Involved in the Community

Benefits of Getting your Children Involved in the Community

Parents who volunteer raise children who love to volunteer as well. Two-thirds of children that volunteer spend time volunteering as an adult. Getting your children involved with their community teaches them a variety of lessons. Here are four essential lessons your...

How to Find a Volunteering Opportunity that Works for You

How to Find a Volunteering Opportunity that Works for You

Wanting to get involved in your community is the first step to being able to make a difference. However, after that point, you may not know where to start. There are many volunteer opportunities out there, and not all of them will work for you. To help determine which...

How Community Involvement Benefits Employees

How Community Involvement Benefits Employees

Being involved in your community has obvious benefits for your community and the people who live there. But, companies who focus on community involvement have realized it has a lot of benefits for employees as well. Here are five of the greatest benefits that having a...

Build Community in Denver with these Organizations

Build Community in Denver with these Organizations

There are opportunities all around to get involved with your local community, but you may sometimes struggle to find them. If you live in or around the Denver area, here are three organizations working to build community and help others in the process.   Denver...

Why is Volunteering Important?

Why is Volunteering Important?

Volunteering is important because of its impacts on the lives of the volunteer and the less fortunate. Everyone needs to be willing to offer their time and expect nothing back. People should volunteer because of the many benefits it provides them.   Volunteering...

How to Build a Strong Community

How to Build a Strong Community

Community relationships are an essential part of our social lives. A community relationship becomes a safety net for those who live far away from their friends and family and allows us to become close with neighbors, friends, associates and other community members....