Do you want to volunteer your time to a worthy cause? When you're going to volunteer you should look for a charity whose cause is close to your heart. Read these volunteer articles to get informed.
10 Best Volunteer Activities in Retirement
Does the Peace Corps want retired volunteers?
Top 5 Volunteer Organizations for Retirees
How Planning a Charity Event Works
How is a charity different from a foundation?
What is a charitable trust?
How to Register for Toys for Tots
Can you be a professional volunteer?
Did women volunteers serve in World War II?
How to Volunteer to Help Disabled Veterans
How to Volunteer Nursing Services
How to Volunteer in a Nursing Home
How Food Banks Work
How the Association of Junior Leagues International Works
How the Student Conservation Association Works
Four million veterans living in the United States are disabled, and many of those men and women need help in one way or another. So what can you do to donate your services to those in need?
When we think of the Peace Corps, we think of fresh-faced college grads heading off to make the world a better place. But is this an accurate depiction of today's Peace Corps volunteer?
By Beth Brindle
With men and women living longer and healthier lives, retirement no longer means wasting away the day in rocking chair. Today's retirees are active and full of life and many are using volunteerism as a way support causes close to their hearts.
By Beth Brindle
More than 23 percent of boomers age 65 and older volunteer in their communities, and there are some pretty cool benefits -- in addition to the warm fuzzy feelings. Check out five of the most interesting volunteer organizations for boomers.
By Chris Opfer
The freedom of retirement offers the perfect opportunity to donate your time and skills to a worthy cause. Volunteer vacations for retirees are rewarding and big on impact.
By John Kelly
Register for Toys for Tots, and make the holidays a time your children will never forget. We'll show you how to register for Toys for Tots.
As you peruse TLC Cooking to pick out dinner for tonight, there are many men and women out there who wonder if they will have any food at all to serve their families. This is where food banks come into play -- and they need your help.
By Sara Elliott
Every charity organization faces the same problem: stretching the budget to help everyone in need. Hosting a charity event is a great way to raise funds for an organization whose cause you support. Here's how.
By Alia Hoyt
As the saying goes, you can't take your money with you when you die. If you admire the kind of charitable contributions made by people like Bill and Melinda Gates, maybe you should set up a trust of your own.
The terms charity and foundation are often used interchangeably. But even though the two types of groups are both considered nonprofit organizations by the Internal Revenue Service, there are some slight differences that set them apart.
During tough economic times, charities and other nonprofits can and have to stretch each dollar -- but not without strict oversight. What guidelines do you have to follow if your organization is considered a charity?
Many of us associate the Junior League with high-society refinement, but these women are right in the thick of volunteerism. A legacy steeped in myth and some famous members make the Junior League a fascinating organization.
Nursing homes don't have to be depressing places. If you have an outgoing personality and enjoy interacting with people, you might try volunteering in a nursing home and letting some light into someone else's life.
Professional burnout is pretty common in the nursing world. One way to regain your love of nursing is to volunteer your services and help the people who need it most.
By Libby Little
Say you want to dedicate your life to public service. It's a noble path to take, but there are practical considerations. How will you pay for rent and food? Can you build a career on volunteerism?
Are you interested in helping preserve the environment, but you're not quite sure how or where to get started? The Student Conservation Association offers hundreds of conservation service opportunities to high school and college students.
Throughout most of history, dominant opinion held that women and war don't mix. But when men were summoned overseas to the front lines during World War II, who stepped up to serve the armed forces at home?
By Jane McGrath
Every day, millions of people visit museums to admire ancient artifacts, commune with the likes of Monet and relish the simple beauty of a Japanese garden. Volunteers help make this possible.
From collecting native plant seeds in Alaska's Denali National Park to digging for fossils in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Geological Survey offers hundreds of volunteer opportunities to those wanting to donate time to natural science.
Across the country, parks and recreation departments maintain outdoor recreation facilities, run programs and offer classes such as yoga, karate and arts and crafts. With so much going on, it's obvious that these departments need volunteers.
"Experience your America." It's an inviting proposition, isn't it? It's the welcoming slogan of the U.S. National Park Service.
By Eleanor Duse
The African Scientific Research Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving African American culture as a legacy for future generations. Want to get involved? You can -- as a volunteer.
You don't need a medical degree to volunteer at a hospital. Sometimes all you need to offer is a smile and some conversation. You'll be brightening someone's day -- and yours in turn.
By Libby Little
Before life-saving (or erection-inducing) drugs reach the public, they go through a lengthy and rigorous series of tests to ensure they're safe and effective. What is life like as a human guinea pig?
By Tom Scheve
The government agencies, nonprofit organizations, substance-abuse centers and mental health clinics that provide mental health services are often understaffed and overwhelmed. This is where you come in.
By Tom Scheve