Volunteers give meaning to the word “gift”, which means “a thing given willingly without payment.” In the spirit of the holidays, we share these enduring gifts from the student volunteers who have made an impact every day on the kids at South End Children’s Cafe
Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, and for remembering our place amongst a wider community. We don’t just think about our own families, but our neighbors and our fellow Americans. We think about those who may not be as lucky as we are.
If we better our world, we better ourselves. Studies show volunteering can create better social connections, ward off loneliness and decrease hypertension and heart disease.
The fall season is full of charity walks, car washes and fundraisers in addition to the ongoing needs of various organizations and charities. Demand for volunteers is high, so how do you engage people in your recruitment efforts?
Crafting the perfect college essay is a common source of stress for students and parents. It can be daunting to choose a unique topic that resonates with your college of choice and showcases you as a not just a student, but as a person. We have some tips to help.
In Jan. 2016, a study from Harvard University proposed to reform college admissions by relying less on testing, and more on teens showcasing a demonstrated passion for learning and long-term volunteerism. Over 80 educators, including top admissions officials at major U.S. universities have now endorsed this initiative.
Hear the story of two young students, Erica and Sarah, who took on the role of coordinating volunteers for The Sister Maureen Joyce Center Soup Kitchen when the organization’s long time coordinator had to step down. These hearts of good kept things running smoothly.
Did you know that volunteering is good for your health? People who volunteer are 42% more likely to be “very happy” than people who don’t volunteer. Beta-test with us and make us (and yourself) happy!
This 106 year-old active volunteer had her dreams come true by dancing with the President and First Lady at the White House.
Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions represents the first time that a broad coalition of colleges and universities have joined forces in a unified effort calling for widespread change in the college admissions process.